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Austin Twelve 1931-39
Austin's one model 20hp policy came to an end in 1921 when Austin introduced the 1661cc 4-cylinder Twelve. This was enlarged to 1861cc in 1926 and continued in production until the late 1930s. Austin relieved the 'Heavy Twelve' in 1931 with a new 6-cylinder 1496cc Austin 12/6. In 1933 a new '12/4' model was introduced alongside the 12/6 with a 1525cc 4-cylinder sv engine. The 12/6 was upgraded to 1711cc in 1934. The 6-light Harley saloon was offered as well as a 2-seater tourer. A booted Harley was offered in 1934 called the Ascot, and the Harley dropped in 1935. The chrome radiator was replaced by a painted cowl in 1935, There was a major body restyle in 1937 with rounded lines and split rear window. Dick Burzi's 'transatlantic' styling was applied to the 1939 iteration, although this was an entirely new body which only resembled the 1937 version from the side and rear.
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Austin 12/6 Light Harley 1934 - chrome radiators were fitted until the 1935 cowled re-design.

Austin Twelve 1924 Clifton front
Austin 12/4 Clifton Tourer 1924

Austin Twelve 1925 Clifton front
Austin 12/4 Clifton Tourer 1925

Austin Twelve 1927 Windsor front
Austin 12/4 Windsor 1927

Austin Twelve 1930 Burnham front
Austin Heavy Twelve Burnham 1930

Austin Twelve 1933 Harley front
Austin 12/4 Harley Saloon 1933. Sometimes known as the 'Light Twelve'

Austin Twelve 1933 Harley rear
Austin 12/4 Harley Saloon 1933. The Harley body stopped production in favour of the booted Ascot in 1935.

Austin Twelve 1934 Harley front
Austin 12/6 Harley 1934. The Twelve-Six had a 6-cylinder side valve engine enlarged to 1711cc for 1934

Austin Twelve 1934 Harley rear
Austin 12/6 Light Harley 1934. The Harley body was shared by the 12/4 and 12/6 and did not have a boot. The Ascot body was introduced with a boot in 1934 and the Harley dropped in 1935.

Austin Twelve 1935 Ascot front
Austin 12/4 Ascot 1935. The cowled radiator was given by the 1934 restyle, and the botted Ascot body came in 1935.

Austin Twelve 1935 Ascot rear
Austin 12/4 Ascot 1935. The Ascot body was introduced in 1935 as a botted version of the Harley, and the Harley was then dropped.

Austin Twelve 1936 Eton front
Austin 12/4 Eton Coupe 1936. Also known as a 'Doctors Coupe'

Austin Twelve 1937 Ascot front
Austin Twelve 'New Ascot' 1937. In 1937 the Austin 12/4 was restyled with a cowled radiator and more rounded bodywork. Only a 4-cylinder 1525cc side valve engine was offered, the 12/6 being dropped.

Austin Twelve good vehicles
Austin Twelve good vehicles
key text:  This is the page introducing Simons love of cars from the website  RedSimon which is a series of photo albums of Simon GP Geoghegan.
The names of Pinin, Farina, and Pininfarina are also considered
There are also notes on Pininfarina
as well as the car maker
and links tothat car maker
see also my Picasa car albums
withe even more on RedSimon
Simon is also a contributor to SuperCars.Net
And also to Wikipedia
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