|Date of manufacture:||1948|
|Country of origin:||England|
|Manufacturer:||Austin Motor Company|
|founded by Herbert Austin|
|Engine capacity:||3,995 cc|
|Power Output:||125 bhp = 93 kW|
|Top Speed:||82 mph = 132 km/h|
The Austin A125 Sheerline is one of the most impressive cars of the museum. A late art deco design from 1948 (1947-1954), that reminds of a Rolls Royce with a huge body and a 4000 c.c. engine.
Everything on this car is symmetrical: On the dashboard there are 2 square instruments on either side of a dominant large square speedometer occupying the middle of the dashboard. On the same dashboard there are two glove compartments and two ashtrays! It, also, has two horns, two petrol tanks and two 6 volt batteries under the back seat. The lights at the front have a diameter of 12” (30.5 cm)!
The only thing that spoils the symmetry is the …single steering wheel.
Besides, it is equipped with 4 hydraulic rams that lift the car off the ground, with the aid of an electric pump, situated under the car, in order to replace a flat tyre without the use of a jack.
This is the hydraulic pump that supplies the 4 rams, that lift the car off the ground, with pressurized oil. It is quite robust & modern the construction of it.
Surely, this is the largest head light you’ ve ever seen, with a sealed beam unit inside.