Austin 8 1948

066 austinAustin Motor Co Ltd, England

This exhibit was donated by Mr Gary Cauton. Austin styling received a face-lift in 1937 and again in 1939 when the alligator bonnet models came in with a larger, 900 cc, 8 hp power motor. Although the new model Austin 8 looked different from the popular hardy little Austin 7, the image remained the same – solid and well finished cars of great durability.

4 cylinder, side-valve, 8 hp, 900 cc, Girling brakes.