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Introducing myself - 1929 Austin Heavy Twelve
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Thumpersloper



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:49 am    Post subject: Introducing myself - 1929 Austin Heavy Twelve Reply with quote

My names Pete. My passion is pre 1949 cars and motorcycles.
One of my cars is a 1929 Austin Heavy Twelve which I go everywhere in.
Any other Heavy Twelve owners out there???
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Rick
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Joined: 27 Apr 2005
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Location: Cheshire

PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the forum Smile

RJ
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Thumpersloper



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Rick.

Just been out for a nice drive in the Heavy Twelve to take it's speedo to be repaired by Speedograph Richfield. It's a centrifugal jobby and no one else would touch it. I had a customer in earlier who saw my E04A Anglia and recognised it as being supplied new by Hooleys of Nottingham. He said his dad was chief salesman there after the war and probably sold my very car!
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Navigator21



Joined: 25 Jan 2019
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Location: West of Ireland

PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:57 pm    Post subject: Berkeley 12/4 1934 Reply with quote

Hi Pete,

A bit premature as i haven't collected it yet! I just acquired an Austin 12/4 Berkeley 1934. I work offshore and will be collecting it early March. When i get it home i'll post a few pics and no doubt be asking several questions!
I've only managed to find one other Berkeley on the www, which was mint.
Mine is original and unrestored which appeals to me. I'm guessing they are rare. this is my first foray into pre-war cars.

Also have a 1940 500cc Norton 16H rigid and girder, 1953 500cc Ariel red hunter and a couple of cars from the 60's and 70's, all British. Only mention because of your forum name!

I live in Ireland which has a limited interest in old cars, but there are a few.

Cheers

Chris
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Rick
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Berkeley 12/4 1934 Reply with quote

Navigator21 wrote:
Hi Pete,

A bit premature as i haven't collected it yet! I just acquired an Austin 12/4 Berkeley 1934. I work offshore and will be collecting it early March. When i get it home i'll post a few pics and no doubt be asking several questions!
I've only managed to find one other Berkeley on the www, which was mint.
Mine is original and unrestored which appeals to me. I'm guessing they are rare. this is my first foray into pre-war cars.

Also have a 1940 500cc Norton 16H rigid and girder, 1953 500cc Ariel red hunter and a couple of cars from the 60's and 70's, all British. Only mention because of your forum name!

I live in Ireland which has a limited interest in old cars, but there are a few.

Cheers

Chris


Welcome to the forum, look forward to reading more about your toys in due course. Hopefully Thumpersloper will also pop back and give us an update on his car.

RJ
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Thumpersloper



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice one Chris! You'll love it.
My Heavy 12 is my everyday user throughout the spring, summer and autumn.

Good, solid and reliable cars.

Pete
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mikeC



Joined: 31 Jul 2009
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Location: Market Warsop, Nottinghamshire

PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thumpersloper wrote:

Good, solid and reliable cars.

Pete


Indeed; it wasn't just coincidence that Austin Twelves survived as taxis and garage hacks for so many years.

Our house was the former village taxi depot, running a 1936 Armstrong Siddeley and a 1926 Austin Twelve until it closed in 1970!

Sadly long departed, this was my Twelve back in the 1970s:


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