A very large sized model from Austin, the purpose of introducing this model to the public (mainly American) was to offer a lesser priced alternative to the more expensive Bentley’s and Rolls-Royce. This was radical idea from Leonard Lord who headed the company at that time since Austin was known to make smaller and more economical cars for the masses.
Produced during the years 1947-1954, the Austin Sheerline A125 (the first model was a A110 with a lesser engine size) had a large 4.0 litre engine and very long wheelbase that was over 3000 mm. Her height too measured over 1700mm that equalled the size of American made Chevrolet Fleetmaster.
One car was imported into Belgium under the orders of King Leopold III of Belgium. This car was subsquently handed over to reputed Belgian coachbuilder Vesters & Neirinck who were already well-known for their modified coachwork on cars such as the Minerva, Delage, Delahaye, etc.
King Leopold III used this car during parade.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
|- Non-opening model|
|- On plinth (platform base)|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||6 x 3 x 3|
|Theme||VIP and Royalty|