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Love at first sight......1927 Austin Pickup  by oulgundog
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Another angle of this beautiful 1927 Austin Pickup, I photographed at the Clonduff Vintage Rally, Hilltown, Co Down. I think (and I’m only making an educated guess, because I never got speaking to the owner) she is a1927 12/4 with a pickup /lorry body and an 1861cc short stroke engine. Whatever she is ..she’s gorgeous!

Nikon D60 18mm lens

I’ve just found info’ about her …She was sold at a classic car auction in Chippenham, Wiltshire, back in March 2011 for £5700…cheap at double that price… seems somebody here bought her..lucky devil!

Here’s her spec’ and guess what .. I was right she is 1927 12/4!

INFO ‘1927 Austin 12/4 Truck Reg. no. EJ 2222 Chassis no. 39H13 Engine no. 39331L. The Austin 12/4 chassis initially with the 1661cc engine and then late in 1928 with the 1861cc unit, was clothed in a variety of body styles but few trucks were made at the time. Their hard wearing ability meant that many 12/4’s became everyday transport for small businesses and many saloons were converted to trucks. Reliability was the key to the 12/4’s longevity and they were put to a variety of uses. It was no doubt one of the success stories of the era. It is believed that this 12/4 was converted to a truck in 1944, wartime of course and with a shortage of materials ,nothing was throwen away!
The Austin Twelve was designated The Salesmans Joy, and a most ready seller, nearly 70,000 being sold up to 1930. Launched in late 1921, the Twelve owed its success to Austins superior build quality and the soundness of basic design, the model becoming a by-word for indestructibility. The Twelve engine was a five-bearing magneto ignition side-valve four, displacing 1,861cc from 1927 for which the factory claimed 27bhp at just 2,000rpm, sufficient for 40-45mph cruising, at which speed the Twelve returned around 26mpg. Effective four-wheel brakes meant that the Twelve coped with sudden emergencies better than many of its contemporary rivals. Enduringly popular and a very attractive model, the Twelve remains a favourite with Austin enthusiasts.’

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  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...over 3 years ago

    Think I might be a little in love with this beautiful truck as well Steve she a little beauty – great capture !!

  • lol I’ll arm wrestle ya for her.. lol ..She’s on my wish list when I win the lottery!!Thanks Matte! ;-)

    – oulgundog

  • Polly x
    Polly xover 3 years ago

  • Thank you Polly!

    – oulgundog

  • WildBillPho
    WildBillPhoover 3 years ago

    What a gorgeous machine, perfectly captured and displayed!

  • I thank you Bill .. I know what a perfectionist you are with your autmobile shots.. your a hard act to follow1

    – oulgundog

  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyerover 3 years ago

    Excellent angle on this Image. Nice one. – Ted

  • Thank you Ted .. I appreciate that!

    – oulgundog

  • Lissywitch
    Lissywitchover 3 years ago

    ey they don’t make ’em like they used to, what a cracker!

  • Aye she’s a craicer all right … must go check the lottery!

    – oulgundog

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 3 years ago

    Congratulations!! You are a TOP TEN Winner of the Challenge 23 – Red Ground Transportation earlier than 1950s in the 49er with Wheels – ground transportation prior to 1950 group.

  • I thank you and everyone who voted!

    – oulgundog

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