Austin Literature

this is not intended to be an exhaustive list but includes many items I have come across over the years

Most documents issued by Austin were dated and had sequential code numbers.   A new sequence was started after the war

Ten-Four Maintenance Handbooks
No Date Pages Details
900D Feb 33 56 Ten Four: 1125cc 21bhp @ 2,500rpm
1264 Mar 35 69 Lichfield: 1125cc: 20bhp@2,600rpm
45 ft-lb @ 1,400rpm
1264C Nov 35 69
1660 May 38 64 Cambridge: 1125cc: 32bhp @4,000rpm
alloy head & downdraught carburettor increase power
 
Other Austin Handbooks
No Date Pages Details
577C Jan 28 62 Austin Twelve 4 cylinder handbook
1861cc 27bhp
598a Apr 28 62 Austin Twenty 6 cylinder handbook
3400cc 49bhp
619D Aug 29 56 Austin Seven maintenance handbook
747cc 10.5bhp
718A Mar 31 64 Austin Twenty 6 cylinder handbook
Enclosed Limousine 23.5hp
974B Feb 34 56 Austin (Heavy) Twelve 4 cylinder handbook
Berkeley: 1,861cc 30bhp
1012A Jan 34 64 Austin Twenty 6 cylinder handbook
Limousine: 3400cc 58bhp
1082 Jan 34 8 Hayes Selfselector Transmission
1104A Nov 34 60 Austin Sixteen 6 cylinder handbook
York: 2249cc 38bhp or 2510cc 43bhp
1214B Jun 35 56 Austin (Heavy) Twelve
Hertford: 1861cc 32bhp
1220 Nov 34 58 Austin Twenty
3,400cc 58bhp
1227B   8 Hayes Self Selector Transmission
Driving and Maintenance Handbook
1385A Nov 36 64 Austin Light Cars
"Seven" "Ten" "Twelve" "Fourteen" - export
1400C Nov 36 72 Austin Seven maintenance handbook
747cc 17bhp
1426A Oct 36 64 Austin Twelve
1535cc 33.7bhp@3,600rpm
1432 Aug 36 64 Austin Fourteen 6 cylinder handbook
1,711cc 38.7bhp
1470 Oct 36 64 Austin Eighteen 6 cylinder handbook
York; Chalfont; 2510cc 47.8bhp
1568 Oct 37 64 Austin Eighteen 6 cylinder handbook
Windsor; Iver; Norfolk: 2510cc 53bhp
1679
1679/1
Aug 38 68 Austin Twenty-Eight 6 cylinder handbook
with lubrication chart 1679/1;
Ranelagh Limousine: 4016cc 90bhp
1724A Jan 39 64 Austin Twelve 4 cylinder handbook
1,535cc 43bhp
801/E Jan 54 40 Austin 8 & 10 maintenance handbook
Eight: 900cc 24bhp;  Ten: 1125cc 32bhp
801/F Mar 58 40
 
Service Manuals
No Date Pages Details
2194A Mar 46 96 Austin Ten GRQ, GYG
full manual for wartime utilities & cars
233/D May 50 100+ Austin Ten GSI 1939 onwards
full service manual for later versions
 
Ten-Four List of Spare Parts
No Date Pages Details
909 Aug 32 64 Austin Ten-Four Parts Lists
909B Oct 33 64
1224A May 35 64
1369A May 36 68
1540A Dec 37 68
 
Other Lists of Spare Parts
No Date Pages Details
524d Jul 28 82 Austin Twenty 4 cylinder
1179A Jan 35 75 Austin (Heavy) Twelve
1213B Dec 35 67 Austin Light Twelve-Four
1226 Jan 35 80 Austin Twenty
1489C Oct 37 70 Austin Twelve
113 Feb 45 72 Austin Ten Saloon Cars - GRQ
429 Jun 48 120 Ten Master Parts List - GS1 + GS1 L
 
Charges for Repairs
No Date Pages Details
968D Apr 34 12 Austin Ten-Four
1404B Feb 37 36
 
Price List of Spares
No Date Pages Details
1257A Apr 35 12 Austin Ten-Four
 
Spare Parts Stocks
No Date Pages Details
- for 1936 32 Suggested Spare Parts Stock
 
Austin Service Tools
No Date Pages Details
1269 stamped Feb 1936 50 Loose-leaf folder - Garage Service Tools
 
Austin Dealers
No Date Pages Details
1388A 1937 40 Austin Dealers in the United Kingdom
 
Salesman's Guide
No Date Pages Details
1311A Aug 35 32 Basic Specs & Equipment Charts for all models
 
Other Manuals
No Date Pages Details
Volume i 1965-81 94 A.T.D.C. Technical Reprints
Volume ii 1981-89 112
Queries of the Month 1989 - Compilation of 1932 - 1946 queries
as published in the Austin Magazine
 
Austin Sales Catalogues
No Date Pages Details
561C Jun 27 24 7; 12 & 20 - all models (half tone)
655G Jun 29 36 7; 12 & 20 - all models (half tone)
700A Oct 29 36 7; 12 & 20 - all models (half tone)
798 Oct 31 8 Austin Light Twelve-Six
845A undated 20 Austin Cars (full colour)
846A Jan 32 28 Austin Cars (full colour)
890 Jan 31 16 Red Letter Day - Austin Twelve Six promotional
911 undated 8 The New Austin Ten-Four
930B Jan 33 34 Dependable Austin: All Models (full colour)
946E undated 8 The New Austin Ten-Four: full colour (export)
965B 1933 2 Ten-Four New Cabriolet
984 undated 20 All models - full colour
1028 Aug 33 54 Britains Dependable Car - brown & cream
1028E Aug 33 54 Dependable Austin - brown & cream (export)
- Oct 33 4 The Motor pull-out (colour)
1030B Apr 34 36 Full range catalogue - colour
1052 1934 2 Austin Ten-Four: folded page - full colour
1061 1934 2 Austin Ten-Four: folded page - blue print
1065 undated 12 Austin Synchromesh Transmission
1071 undated 12 A New Transmission (Hayes Selfselector)
1109 1934 24 All models - colour
1171A Aug 34 32 All models - green + B&W
1171C Dec 34 32 All models - green + B&W
1171D Mar 35 32 All models - green + B&W
1180 Oct 34 46 all models - Prestige Catalogue (colour)
1180A Jan 35 46 all models - Prestige Catalogue (colour)
1204 undated 16 Austin Synchromesh (silvered cover)
1207
1207E
undated 2 Austin "Ten" - foldout (export)
B&W and purple
1209 undated 4 Austin Synchromesh (gearboxes)
1210 undated 4 The Hayes Selfselector Transmission
1290A Jan 36 42 all models - Prestige Catalogue (colour)
1297 Aug 35 32 all models - Britains Dependable Car
1297A Sep 35 32 all models - Britains Dependable Car
1297B Oct 35 32 all models - Britains Dependable Car
1301 undated 2 Austin Seven and Ten-Four - foldout
B&W and blue
1341A 1936 12 The Hayes Selfselector Transmission
1402A Sep 36 24 Austin - Closed Models
1402B Oct 36 24 Austin - Closed Models
1402C Feb 37 24 Austin - Closed Models - prices reduced March '37
1402E Feb 37 24 Austin - Closed Models (export)
1428A Nov 36 16 Austin Ten Twelve Fourteen colour
1428E Nov 36 16 Austin Ten Twelve Fourteen colour - (export)
1430 Aug 36 16 Prestige brochure - Eighteen and Twenty Models
1431 Aug 36 12 Austin Open Models
1446E 1937 2 Tens/Twelves/Fourteens - folded page - orange/green print
1474 1937 16 Guide to Closed Cars: orange/green print
1483 1937 4 The Hayes Transmission
1539A July 37 16 Austin Seven & Big Seven: brown and full colour
1588 1st July37 1 Austin Models and Prices (price list only)
1572A Dec 37 16 Austin Ten-Twelve-Fourteen: colour
1574A 1938 36 All models - orange & black print (+ prices)
1574E 1938 36 All models - orange & black print (export)
Prices replaced by "List of Models"
1677 July 38 8 All models in separate pull-outs in pocket
1691 1938 24 "Making Certain" booklet
1738 Nov 38 32 Austin Investments (export)
1750 Feb 39 16 The New Austin Eight
1750/E May 39 16 The New Austin Eight
1759/E ? 6 The Austin Eight (A4 folded)
1788A May 39 12 The New Austin Ten
*with sticker re revised 1941 prices*
1788A Aug 39 12
1980 May 41 *
141/4 ? 1944 4 Austin 8 - "now available against the Ministry of War Transport licence to acquire"
141/E ? 1945 4 Austin 8 - "for Post-war motoring"
178/A ? 1947 2 The Austin Eight and Ten
(folded to 8 pages)
178/E1 ?1947 2 The Austin Eight and Ten
(folded to 8 pages)
179/E ?1947 2 Austin Twelve and Sixteen (folded to 8 pages)
 
Other Austin publications
No Date Pages Details
- ? 1931 180 Seeing Britain from an Austin
(given free to those contemplating purchasing an Austin)
- ? 1933 28 Touring Handbook
Austin Magazine - Somerset
- 1938 156 1938 Handbook & Diary
843/B 1954 72 Maintenance of Austin Cars 1936-1939
991/B Feb 54 44 Austin Type Symbols and Dating Features
1923 - 1952
1235 1955 36 Austin models 1905-1955
promotional booklet
- 1930's 100 The Austin Magazine
in-house, issued monthly
- 1938 2 Austin 12hp Low Loading Taxi-cab
AKD1002 1958 8 Schedule of Repair Times
postwar 8hp; 10hp; 12hp; 16hp
 
Other, non-Austin, publications
No Date Pages Details
The Book of the Austin 1931 182 Pitman's - Garbutt
precursor to the later books
Book of the Austin Twelve 1956 131 Pitman's - Abbey
Book of Austin Seven and Eight 1957 102 Pitman's - Abbey
Book of the Austin Ten 1941 132 Pitman's - Goodwin
The New Austin Ten May 39 8 The Autocar Report & Road Test
reprinted by The Austin Motor Co Ltd.
The New Austin Ten 1939 4 The sensational new Austin '10'
Austin Achievement May 39 16 Reprinted from The Autocar
Maintenance of Austin Cars 1957 231 Pearson - covers 1932-1954
Austin J40 Pedal Cars 1999 80 the collectible Child's Pedal Car
Austin models 1908-1955 1955 32 small promotional booklet
Austin Ten 1932-1939 current 100 collection of original articles from 1930's
Austin cars of the 1930's current 132 collection of original articles from 1930's
Austin Seven companion 2004 288 Seven Fifty Motor Club publication
Austin from the Inside 1996 60 Seven Fifty Motor Club publication
The Austin 1905-1952 1981 298 Superb history of The Austin factory
The Austin 1905-1999 2000 272 Haynes version of Austin History
Austin Seven 1985 222 book about the Austin Seven 1922-39