Handbooks and Parts Lists

Over a number of years the archive has collected Handbooks and Parts Lists from 1922 to 1939. The current collection has been digitised and can be found below through the red links.

The tables below show all the known publications from the Austin Motor Company, if you have one which is currently not available to download please get in contact to discuss donation or loaning for digitisation.

TOURER A & B Body, Scoop Scuttle, Pram Hood

Year Month Handbook Edition Parts List Edition Notes
1922 Late 352 1st 353 1st  
1923 Early 352a 2nd 353a 2nd  
  Mid 352b 3rd 353b 3rd  
  Late 352c 4th 353c 4th  
1924 Early 352d 5th      
  Early 352e 6th      
  Mid     353d 5th  


TOURER C Body – Pram Hood

Year Month Handbook Edition Parts List Edition Notes
1924 Mid 352f 7th      
  Late 352g 8th 353e 6th  
1925 Early 352h 9th 353f 7th  
  Mid 352i 10th 353g 8th  
  Late 352j 11th 353h 9th  
1926 Early 352k 12th 353i 10th  


Tourer AD Body – Mag Engine

Year Month Handbook Edition Parts List Edition Notes
1926 Mid 352l 13th      
  Mid 352m 14th      
  Late     353j Supp 11th Car Nos A1-2-3
1927 Early     353k 11th Car Nos A1-2-3-4 CHA1
  Jan 352n 15th      
  Feb 352p 15th      
  Feb 352q 15th      
      Mid 353l 12th Car Nos A1-2-3-4 CHA1
  Sep 352r 16th      
      Nov 353m 13th Car Nos A1-2-3-4-5 CHA1
1928 Feb 619 17th      
  Mar     353n 14th Car Nos A1-2-3-4-5 CHA1
  May 619a 18th      
  Jul     353p 14th Car Nos A1-2-3-4-5-6 CHA1


Tourer AD Body – Coil Engine

Year Month Handbook Edition Parts List Edition Notes
1928 Oct 619b Supp 19th      
1929 Jan     670 15th A7-1600 onwards
  Mar 619c 20th      
  May     670a 16th Ch 84001 onwards
  Aug 619d 20th      
  Nov     670b 16th Ch 89501 onwards
  Dec 715 21st      
1930 May 715a 22nd      
  Jun     670c 17th Ch 112000 onwards
1931 Jan 715b 22nd 670d 17th Ch 112000 onwards
        670e 17th  
  May 715c 22nd      
  Jun     670f 17th Ch 135000 onwards


Saloon RN Body

Year Month Handbook Edition Parts List Edition Notes
1931 Nov 715d 22nd      
    715e 22nd      
1932 June 715F 22nd 888 Supp 18th Ch 144000 onwards


Saloon RP Body

Year Month Handbook Edition Parts List Edition Notes
1932 Nov 972 23rd 888a 18th Ch 165000 onwards
1933 Mar     1163   WO contract 36 + 110 cars
  Apr     888b 19th  
  May 972a Supp 24th      
  May 972b 24th      
  Aug     1029 19th Ch 176700 onwards
  Oct 972c 25th      
  Nov     1029a 20th Ch 180000 onwards
  Late     1169   Sports 2-seater
  Late         Willys Overland Crossley
1934 Jan 1095 26th      
  Jun 1095a 27th      
  Jul     1029b 20th Ch 180000 onwards


Saloon Ruby – 2 bearing engine

Year Month Handbook Edition Parts List Edition Notes
1934 Aug 1182 28th      
        1029c 21st  
  Nov     1218 22nd Ch 201514 onwards
  Dec 1182a 29th      
1935 Mar 1182b 30th 1218a 23rd Ch 216701 onwards
  Jul     1281a   Marine/Pump
  Sep 1316 31st      
            WO contracts 223+253 cars
  Nov 1316a 31st      
  Dec     1218b 24th Ch 227909 onwards
1936 Jan 1183a       Thetis marine
  May 1400        
  May 1400a        
  Jun     1406   Ch 244400 onwards
  Jun     1395   WO contract


Saloon Ruby – 3 bearing engine

Year Month Handbook   Parts List   Notes
1936 Jul     1406a   Ch 247800 onwards
  Aug 1400b        
  Sep 1400b   1406b   Ch 249701 onwards
  Nov 1400c Supp   1406c   Ch 256806 onwards
1937 Jan     1406NS   Nippy 257842 on
  Apr 1400d Supp   1406d   Ch 268000 onwards
  Apr     1521   Body parts 249701 on
            Lindblads Stockholm Sweden
            Portugal (2 issues)
  Jul     1281a   Thetis marine
1938 Mar 1400f Supp        
  Oct     1586   Ch 277000 onwards


Full Girling Rod Brakes

Year Month Handbook   Parts List   Notes
1938 Sep 1725        
  Oct     1586a   Ch 287000 onwards


Big Seven

Year Month Handbook   Parts List   Notes
1937 Jul 1523        
  Oct 1523a        
  Dec     1598    
1938 Feb 1523b        
  Mar 1385b   1598a   Light Cars
  Mar     1648   Body Type CRV
  Jun 1523c        
  Jun 1675       Fire Pump Engine
  Sep 1523d        
  Oct     1598b    
  Dec     1745   Body Type CRV CRW
  Dec     1707   Fire Pump Spare Parts


Post – WW2

Year Month Handbook Notes
1944   2230 Light Cars inc Seven
1946 Jan 185 New Ruby onwards
1950 Mar 2230h Light cars inc Seven
1950 Sept 777 Full Range
1951 Aug 2230k Light cars inc Seven
1954 May 843/B 7s-28s range


Oiling Charts

(not dated until 1937 so detail changes approximate)
Year Month Notes
1926 Mid 406e
1926 Late 621
1928 Late 667
1929   685 705
1931   904
1932   947 947a947b
1934 Late 1097c


1330b 1330c

1937 Jul 1330d
1938 Apr




Nicholson – book of the Austin Seven

Year Edition
1927 1st
1929 2nd
1931 3rd
1933 4th
1937 5th
1937 6th
1947 Reprint