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Lot 330
1946 Austin 8
1946 Austin 8
IMG_2966 Austin 8 1946 IMG_2967 Austin 8 1946 IMG_2968 Austin 8 1946 IMG_2969 Austin 8 1946 IMG_2970 Austin 8 1946 IMG_2971 Austin 8 1946 IMG_2972 Austin 8 1946 IMG_2973 Austin 8 1946 IMG_2974 Austin 8 1946 IMG_2975 Austin 8 1946 IMG_2976 Austin 8 1946 IMG_2977 Austin 8 1946 IMG_2978 Austin 8 1946 IMG_2979 Austin 8 1946 IMG_2980 Austin 8 1946 IMG_2981 Austin 8 1946 IMG_2982 Austin 8 1946 IMG_2983 Austin 8 1946 IMG_2984 Austin 8 1946


Lot Number: 330
Result inc Premium: £4,104
  • V5 Present
  • MoT Exempt
  • Chassis number: 60669
The Austin 8 was introduced in February 1939 and, unlike with many British cars, production continued into the war. It was only in 1943 that manufacture briefly paused, restarting again in 1945 and running through to 1948.

This example was registered in July 1946 and has only had one previous owner according to the V5C. However, there is a buff logbook in the history folder that lists other owners earlier in the car's life. One fictional owner was Miranda Hart as Matron Camilla Fortescue‑Cholmondeley‑Browne, commonly known as Chummy, in the BBC TV series Call the Midwife ‑ the car belonged to her character and there are a couple of pictures from the set of her inside it included in the history file.
The Austin 8 was introduced in February 1939 and, unlike with many British cars, production continued into the war. It was only in 1943 that manufacture briefly paused, restarting again in 1945 and running through to 1948. This example was registered in July 1946 and has only had one previous owner according to the V5C. However, there is a buff logbook in the history folder that lists other owners earlier in the car's life. One fictional owner was Miranda Hart as Matron Camilla Fortescue-Cholmondeley-Browne, commonly known as Chummy, in the BBC TV series Call the Midwife - the car belonged to her character and there are a couple of pictures from the set of her inside it included in the history file.
  • V5 Present
  • Chassis number: 60669
Result inc Premium: £4,104

The history folder also includes the current V5C as well as some past ones, and the original buff logbook. There are also MoT certificates from 2000 to 2003 and original Austin 8 brochure and service manual. In addition, there's a call sheet from the 2013 BBC drama The Thirteenth Tale, which presumably also featured the car, as well as some replica 1940s, 1950s and 1960s tax discs also, presumably, from previous productions.

PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR VIDEO PRODUCED 6TH JUNE BY ACA OF THIS CAR.

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