Today’s featured 1928 Austin 12 Pick Up is a regular visitor to the Castle Combe race circuit.
This vehicle is powered by a 1861 cc / 113.5 cui 4 cylinder motor, the same as the Austin 12, later known as Heavy 12, motor cars.
Austin 12’s were manufactured from 1921 to 1939 with a variety of body styles, the taxi version being the last and only version available from 1935 to 1939.
In the late 1960’s an Austin 12 entered Children’s popular culture thanks to the Hungarian born writer and illustrator Val Biro’s illustrated Gumdrop books fictional stories based on the real Austin 12 that he owns.
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