Shrewsbury Park Residents' Association
The Austin 10 was Austin's best selling small car through out the 1930's and 1940's in which time 290,000 were manufactured. The basic model introduced in 1932 had a 1125 cc four cylinder side mounted engine producing 21 brake horse power driving the rear wheels through a four speed gear box. The brakes were cable operated and the electrical system was 6 volt, later upgraded to 12 volt. The basic model in 1932 cost £155 and was capable of 55 miles per hour at 34 miles to the gallon.
The Diagrams below are of the slightly larger 'Cambridge' model introduced in 1937, closer to what we might today consider to be the average family saloon car and probably a once familiar sight on the estate.