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Austin Eighteen Windsor Straight six — 1938

An unusual Cabrio/Coach model that’s been stored for 60 years awaiting renovation. It was previously registered in Norway. Austin's most exclusive pre-war car that competed with Bentley and Rolls Royce.

Johan Ålander
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"The car’s rear wing has been removed for rust repair. Otherwise the car is in its original condition. The engine is missing but otherwise complete it sold as a spare parts car but really a nice car to renovate."

10 000SEK
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Johan Ålander
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"The car’s rear wing has been removed for rust repair. Otherwise the car is in its original condition. The engine is missing but otherwise complete it sold as a spare parts car but really a nice car to renovate."


It’s a fantastic car to renovation with its classic bodylines, nice interior with leather upholstery and wood panels.

Everything but the engine is included it a great opportunity for those who like English cars. Parts are still available for purchase in England; it’s unregistered and sold as a spare parts car.

Technical data

  • Year
  • Registration date
  • Mileage
  • Kw / hp
    48 / 66 
  • Fuel Type
  • Transmission
  • Interior finish
    Full Leather 
  • Colour


  • Mechanical condition:

    Engine missing

  • Interior condition:

    Full leather seats that need cleaning and a leather treatment.

  • Exterior condition:

    See the pictures, started repairs on the body.

  • General condition:

    It’s an exciting car to renovate and is almost complete apart from the missing engine.

Facts about the model

The Austin Eighteen is a large saloon car, supplied in two different wheelbases to carry five or seven passengers, that was introduced by Austin on 14 July 1937. Its engine and front seat were mounted nine inches (225 mm) further forward than on the old York Sixteen it replaced. The chassis was also extended three inches (75 mm) to provide a total of twelve inches (300 mm) more passenger space. One result was a relatively short bonnet and a good driving position. Its new shape followed the lines of the other Austin cars introduced the previous autumn and it was remarkable for having a completely flat floor in both front and rear passenger compartments with exceptionally wide doors and draught-free ventilation. Källa Wikipedia
The Austin 18 Windsor car, roomy and well-proportioned, has unusually wide and deep side-windows. . . . There are two good-sized suitcases in the boot above a separate compartment for the spare wheel and tyre and room for extra luggage on the platform made by the open boot door. . . . Seating is generous and head clearance "most satisfactory". The folding occasional seats are comfortable within their limits. . . ."The engine is much helped by the latest (cylinder) head towards a greater and smoother delivery of power". Acceleration and speed was rated as adequate in view of the reliable and economical usage for which the car was intended. The brakes were "powerful".[2]
Motoring Correspondent, The Times

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