Austin Carlton Limousine 1933
This handsome limousine was built at the Austin Motor Company factory in Longbridge in 1933 and spent most of its working life in Norfolk. It can accommodate five passengers in the spacious interior luxuriously appointed with leather upholstery, folding occasional seats and original privacy blinds to the rear compartment.
Wide and tall rear doors give unobstructed entrance and exit and there is plenty of head-room once inside. A sliding division separates passengers from the chauffeur for extra privacy. Large windows make the interior light and airy whilst the exterior is painted in the original colours of royal blue and black. All Austin cars were exceptionally well designed and made from the highest quality materials, which explains why they still survive in large numbers today. The Austin Motor Company's promotional literature in the 1930s could foresee this, as one of their maxims was: "You buy a car but you INVEST in an Austin".
This limousine has appeared in countless films, including dozens of episodes of Agatha Christie's "POIROT" after which she herself came to be known simply as "Agatha". An appealing period limousine of exceptional charm, appropriate for any themed event.