1930 Austin 16/6 Pickup/Tourer, Runs & Drives!
Price: - Item location: Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Austin
- Model: Sixteen/Six
- Year: 1930
- Mileage: 101,411
- VIN: 6TT15196
- Color: Rust
- Engine size: 6 cyl
- Number of cylinders: 6
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: 4 spd
- Interior color: Brown
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1930 Austin Sixteen/Six1930 AUSTIN Sixteen / Six
Runs & Drives
Always attracts more attention at car shows
then the ones I've spent countless hours restoring!
Originally a 4 door Convertible (Tourer) from what I understand during or after WWII in England Gas rations were stricter and taxes were more for cars then commercial vehicles and many older cars were converted for that reason.
This has many original parts down to the leather gators on the front springs.
When I bought it the front seat was actually the original rear seat and made it difficult to drive so replaced it with some buckets from a Model A.The rear seat does come with it.
The original Gas tank is rotted but is good for a pattern and parts. The Hobson telegauge and Autovac were gone or rotted. It has a gas tank from a 1988 Toyota truck in it now and an electric fuel pump.
The car left the factory 12 Volt Negative ground .
I removed the bed floor because it was very rotted and was afraid of leaving wood on the show field and hurting other vehicles. If the buyer is going to have it shipped I will put in a temporary bed floor to carry all the parts that go with it.
It has new 6.00 20 tires and tubes with only test miles and on & off the show field. I never registered it to drive on the road. I do have a Virginia Title which says it is 1931. I decided not to fight with DMV over that. Last time it was registered was in NY in 1987 and they had it as a 1929 on their registration sticker.
By looking up the original license plate #OG1892 in the (DVLA) British Department of Motor vehicles the first registration was 02-06-1930. Also says" Date of Liability 25-03-1986 which I believe is the date exported and that the color was originally Cream.
I had many ideas of what to restore this into but every time I mention restoring this Austin everyone insists it be left as is.
I have many parts and literature that comes with the vehicle. Parts and support are available through the Vintage Austin Register.
Some of what comes with the car.
- Owners and Parts manuals
- Series of 5 Austin Service Journal Reprints 1927-1931
- Information I collected over the years
- Sets of 9 stamps from Kyrgyzstan of old trucks this is one of them
- Austin Brochures/Ads/Magazines/Wiring Diagram
- Some "Gumdrop, the Adventures of a Vintage Car" series of children's book's about a similar car but a 12/4. (over a dozen)
- A copy of Hemming's Aug 2015 coverage of the AACA National meet in Virginia Beach with a photo of the truck and caption that reads:
They wrote 80 Decades the vehicle is not 800 years old.
- Head Gasket
- Intake & Exhaust gaskets
- Spring and shock bushes
- clutch disc-springs- center friction plate
used & Other
- headlight dip motors and center upright trim
- starting cranks
- ash tray
- wiper motor
- G & G Fuel vacuum tanks
- Spare Wheel
I have some videos on YouTube from about 5 years ago, First start-First Drive-Walk around. google restorermatt austin
I am pretty confident you will be the only one at the car show with a 1930 Austin Sixteen/ Six Tourer converted to a Pick-up
Do Not Hesitate to ask Questions.
I do Not Have a Buy It Now Price.This will remain an auction.
$500.00 Non-Refundable Deposit Through PayPal within 24 hours after auction ends
Balance due in certified U.S. funds via bank wire transfer Cashier's check (certified from US or Canadian bank or money order) or PayPal within 7 days of auction close.
Vehicle has a clear title
Shipping Arrangements are the Responsibility of the Buyer
I will assist in anyway I can in loading the vehicle