Austin Sixteen Light Six
- James Stringer
15th January 2050
In this authoritative and readable book, Austin expert and historian James Stringer gives a unique insight into one of the most significant vintage Austins. At its launch, Britain’s first motoring magazine The Autocar said that the car had ‘a remarkable blend of good qualities’ which were ‘exceptionally pleasing to both drivers and passengers’. Based on his personal experience of owning an Austin Sixteen Light Six and his unrivalled knowledge of vintage Austins, James Stringer reveals the engineering and technical developments that helped the Austin Sixteen Light Six to earn these accolades, including the smooth delivery of power from its six-cylinder engine and the ride which was an improvement on that of similar Austins such as the Austin Twelve.
These rugged and dependable cars were not only popular in the 1930s but are also a good choice as a vintage car today. Based on his personal experience and membership of the Vintage Austin Register, the author provides an authoritative guide to ownership and troubleshooting for this quietly impressive motor car.