Launched in 1921, it was the second of Herbert Austin's post WWI models and until it ceased production in 1939, over 88,000 were produced. It was initially available as a Tourer with four seat and two/four seat styles, both costing £550, as well as a coupe version which cost slightly more at £675. The car was highly popular during the 1920s and while the mechanical specifications did not change very much, there were several body styles of the 'Heavy 12' including a taxi option which lasted until the end of the 1930s. Body style variations included the replacement of fabric-covered 'pram hood' tops in 1931 and no open cars at all after 1934. The wheels also had a makeover when the solid wheels became spoked wheels in 1933. In 1940, the War Department took the last of the 12/4 cars that Austin produced.
Our version, resplendent in authentic Airways Blue, comes with the 'fabric' top and spoked wheels, with radiator surround and bonnet detail, lights, door handles, mirrors, wind surround and wheel centres - all commonly known as 'brightwork' - picked out in polished 'brass' finish. Other features including the mudguards and running board are finished in black. Note too, the spare wheel on the back.
Orders can be placed online, by phone or by post. The UK Postal address for orders is: Oxford Diecast Ltd, PO Box 363, Southampton S014 0TJ
As well as accepting sterling cheques we accept Euro cheques (over 50 euros) and US$ cheques (over 50 dollars).
The postage charges for non members are:
Order Value: £0.00 - £19.99UK: £2.95
Rest of the World: £6.45
Order Value: £20.00 & OverUK: £4.95
Rest of the World: £6.95
Orders are dispatched within 3 working days and can take between 3-5 working days for UK mainland.
If you choose to join the club you will receive any multi-purchase discounts at the time of ordering, by selecting the membership level you want and adding it to your order.
We can ship to virtually any address in the world. Note that there are restrictions on some products, and some products cannot be shipped to international destinations. Please click here to learn more about our international postage.
You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).
You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).
If you need to return an item, please contact our customer services team on 023 8024 8850