Launched on 19 April 1932 by the Austin Motor Company, the Ten soon gained the status of the company best-selling vehicle of the decade. One of those Tens was the Open Road tourer, making it one of the most popular touring cars of 1930s.
This car is classified as a cowled rad due to its hidden radiator. Under the bonnet it’s fitted a four cylinder 1125cc engine delivering 21 b.h.p droving the rear wheels through a four speed gearbox. Suspension has half-elliptic springs all round mounted on silent-bloc bushes damped by frictional shock absorbers. The four wheel brakes are cable and rod operated by pedal or by hand lever on the offside of the speed lever. A small family car with a conservative design accommodating 4 persons, driver included.