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Austin Roadster 1910

132 austin 7 1909-10Austin Motor Co Ltd, England

Herbert Austin resigned as general manager of the Wolseley Tool and Motor Car Company in 1905 to start his own company. This car marks the embryonic start to Austin’s new enterprise. The lightweight and simple Austin designs endeared themselves to legions of owners, although few were finally made before this single cylinder model was succeeded by more sophisticated models. This vehicle is possibly the oldest Austin in New Zealand.

Single cylinder, 7 hp.