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1932 Brough Superior Austin Engined Four

1932 Brough Superior Austin Engined Four

Sensation of the Olympia Show in November 1931 was a water cooled straight four from the Brough Superior stables. Designed as a luxury passenger outfit the machine employed as Austin engine similar to but slightly larger than the unit fitted to the Baby Austin car. A car type 3 speed and reverse gearbox is incorporated with a modified gate to prevent accidental engagement of reverse. Final drive is by shaft with flexible fabric joint to a spiral bevel crown wheel and pinion situated between twin rear wheels mounted on a short live axle.Before appearing at the show, a prototype had undergone over 7000 miles of testing and the major assemblies were reported to be trouble free. In fact only ten of this model were ever made, and most of them can be accounted for.