Austin 10 hp (1911-1915)
British Austin 10 hp Car
The Austin 10 hp was produced between 1911 and 1915 by the British car manufacturer Austin Motor Company at their Longbridge plant near Birmingham, with 367 models made. It was a return to a small car after the short-lived Austin 7 hp produced by Swift Motor Company.
Originally launched with a small 4-cylinder 1145 cc engine, it was replaced in 1913 with a larger 1615 cc engine. This larger engined model is sometimes referred to as the Austin 10/12.
The four-seater phaeton was called the Sirdar. In 1913, the 10 hp was the cheapest model in the Austin range, costing £260 for a chassis with tyres. The 10 hp was replaced by the 12 hp (or 12/14) but production was limited due to the war.