List of Vehicles in the Collection

Explore the vehicles in our Collections and see which ones are on display in the National Motor Museum. Please note that vehicles on display can change at short notice. If there is a particular vehicle that you wish to view please contact us on 01590 614541 in advance of your visit to check that it is on display. You can also sponsor any vehicle in the Museum owned by the National Motor Museum Trust.

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Austin Twelve Clifton

On Display

The medium sized Austin Twelve was launched in late 1921, at a time when the company’s larger Twenty was proving less than successful in terms of sales. Like the larger car, the Twelve was well built and considered to be virtually indestructible. Available with a variety of saloon and tourer bodies, including the Clifton five-seater tourer seen here, the Austin Twelve sold well and remained in production until 1935, latterly known as the Heavy Twelve-Four. The engine continued to be used in Austin taxis until the Second World War.

This particular Austin Twelve arrived at Beaulieu fitted with a makeshift utility body, and was rebuilt to represent a typical touring model of the period. It can often be seen being driven in the grounds here at Beaulieu supporting the educational programme for schools.

Year1928
CountryBritish
Capacity1,861cc
Cylinders4 cylinder
ValvesSide valve
Output27hp @ 2,000rpm
Performance55mph
Price new£245
ManufacturerAustin Motor Co. Ltd
OwnerMontagu Collection

 

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