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Avon 16Hp in India

Rare find in Mumbai, India - 16Hp Avon Special

This Avon was brought to my attention earlier in the year by Tom Roach of the Canadian High Commission in India. The photographs got misfiled in the depths of my hard drive but have now come to light, so I have decided to make a feature page from them

Tom travelled to Mumbai to inspect this Avon. Its a 6 cylinder, believed to be a 16Hp and 1935 in manufacture. The owner wishes to sell but has an optimistic view of its value.

Click on any of the pictures to see an enlarged version:

Tom writes:

Here is my short list of what I found wrong with the car. I was not able to start the engine as no battery was available and there was no water in the radiator. I was, however, informed that it had been started in the past 6 months.

The owner wants about 12,500GBP for the car, though I imagine would bargain for less. This is way beyond my capabilities. Considering the amount of work the car requires, I could afford about 1000GBP, max.

As the car is older than 1950, exporting it would require the new owner apply to the Indian Government for permission. This is not as onerous as it sounds, but would require some diplomacy.

All photos: Tom Roach

If you would like to know more about this car, with a view to its purchase and rescue, please contact the webmaster in the first instance. If anyone knows of another of the same model, please tell us about it on the Club messageboard

I am aware that there are other cars and information that could be added to this site to make it more comprehensive, so if you have material and photographs, please let me know.  Please send me, Phil Homer, a message at: Phil Homer