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Austin 8 Tourer four seater.
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QuentinA



Joined: 02 Dec 2014
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Location: Brittany, France.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 11:58 pm    Post subject: Austin 8 Tourer four seater. Reply with quote

Hello Smile

Here is my Austin 8 Tourer, very very damaged! Laughing But I'm not afraid... it missing a few parts, but the biggest worries is the frame that is off.











That's all for now... Tomorrow I'll show you the saloon! Wink
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Rick
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Joined: 27 Apr 2005
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Location: Cheshire

PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love the shape of that, very nice. There was a restored example at a local show earlier this year.

RJ
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Various 1920s-1960s - Austin, Morris, Commer, Dodge etc.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've a few early photos of tourers on the site, which may help with your rebuild.

http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/austin-tourer.htm

http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/austin-staff-car.htm

Here's the one we saw earlier this year:



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QuentinA



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, it's a cute car! Very Happy

It would seem that it was black with red leather interior, but I prefer black with green interior... Cool

Thanks for the link!

There's an amazing thing, the tourer have a km's speedometer, and the saloon, a mph's speedometer. I said that the speedometer tourer is also a Smiths that seems original...

Can be an export model?!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The tourer is right-hand drive, so I think it was probably a UK car, then exported privately. Perhaps the owner replaced the speedometer after shipping it to France.

Do you have any of the tourer's history?

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