Morris Leslie Vehicle Auctions Ltd
Classic Car Sale
Saturday 24th November 2018
Errol Airfield Perth Scotland PH27TB
1952 AUSTIN A125 SHEERLINE LIMOUSINE
Estimate: £10,000 - £12,000.
Car number DM1-9629 - Produced at Longbridge the A125 was offered initially as a DS1 Saloon but was joined during 1950 by, like this example the rare DM1 Limousine version a stretched car with an additional row of occasional seats and a glass partition between driver and passengers, both models featured "Razor Edge" styling by Austin's own design team. Both variants had a distinguished look with a large upright radiator, Lucas P100 headlamps and well-appointed interiors, the cars were intended to be alternatives for the Bentley, Daimler and Armstrong Siddeley customers to consider. Often built to order. Customers could specify the colour required and a range of different setups was available. These included triple or single carburettors (this being a single carburettor example) and twin or single exhaust systems (this being a single exhaust example) Whilst the sportier multiple carb version performed better, it tended to achieve only 12 to 14 mpg. The single carb, however, gave fuel consumption between 22 and 27 mpg. The performance was said to be very good for a car this size with a suggested top speed of 90mph and acceleration 0 to 60 mph in around 20 seconds.
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