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AUSTIN A40 - ONLY 57800 MILES - 1 KEEPER LISTED ON V5C

  • Right Hand Drive
  • 57,800 Miles
  • Manual, 4 speed
  • Petrol
  • 1200cc
  • 1957
  • SZ5432
  • Grey
  • Private seller
  • Glasgow, United Kingdom

Description

THIS IS A FINE EXAMPLE OF THE AUSTIN A40 WHICH WAS MERELY IN PRODUCTION OVER 3 YEARS. THE CAR WAS SUPPLIED NEW TO A MR. McCLEAN OF COUNTY DOWN ON 2 JANUARY 1957. MR McCLEAN APPEARS TO HAVE RETAINED OWNERSHIP FOR SEVERAL YEARS UNTIL 1986 WHEN THE A40 FOUND ITS SECOND KEEPER, MR. LESLIE OF BANGOR. THE DATE STAMP CHANGES ON THE ORIGINAL BUFF REGISTRATION DOCUMENT HAVE FADED AND THEREFORE I AM UNABLE TO DETERMINE THE TERMS OF OWNERSHIP OF THE SECOND AND THIRD KEEPERS. THE THIRD KEEPER BEING A MR. McCOUBREY, ALSO OF BANGOR. THE 4TH KEEPER IS RECORDED AS A MR. CAMPBELL OF ALEXANDRIA, WHO IS THE PRESENT AND SINGULAR KEEPER ON THE CURRENT STYLE V5C. THE HISTORY FILE ALSO INCLUDES WHAT APPEAR TO BE THE ORIGINALLY SUPPLIED RUNNING AND MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTION BOOK, DO'S AND DON'TS PAMPHLET WITH ILLUSTRATIVE DIAGRAMS OF THE CAR, ENGINE AND ELECTRICS. THERE IS ALSO A PITMAN'S MOTORIST LIBRARY BOOK PUBLISHED IN 1961, THE SAID ORIGINAL BUFF REGISTRATION DOCUMENT AND OF COURSE THE PRESENT V5c RECORDING NO FORMER KEEPERS.

LAUNCHED IN SEPTEMBER 1954, THE AUSTIN A40 CAMBRIDGE REMAINED IN PRODUCTION UNTIL EARLY 1957, BY WHICH TIME 31, 500 EXAMPLES ROLLED OFF THE LONGBRIDGE PRODUCTION LINE. THIS MODEL IS NOW RARE INDEED! WHEN DID YOU LAST SEE ONE?

AUSTIN A40 - ONLY 57800 MILES - 1 KEEPER LISTED ON V5C - MOT, ULEZ & TAX EXEMPT, FINE EXAMPLE OF A NOW RARE CAR -WORRY FREE CLASSIC CAR

EXTERNALLY THE CAR IS FINISHED IN UNMARKED DOVE GREY. ALL BODY PANELS ARE STRAIGHT, TRUE AND APPEAR ORIGINAL. HOWEVER, THE BUMPERS HAVE BEEN PAINTED SILVER BY A PRIOR OWNER. THAT SAID, THEY DON'T LOOK OUT OF PLACE. INDEED, THEY COMPLIMENT THE UNMARKED DOVE GRAY PAINTWORK.

INTERNALLY, THE CAR IS BONE DRY. THE INTERIOR APPEARS ORIGINAL AND IN VERY GOOD CONDITION FOR IT'S 66 YEARS. THE UPHOLSTERY IS OF RED LEATHER AS ARE THE DOOR CARDS, COMPLIMENTED BY RED CARPETING. THE DASHBOARD AND STEERING COLUMN/ WHEEL ETC. ARE EXCELLENT.

THE A40 STARTS FIRST TIME EVERY TIME WITH THE ENGINE RUNNING SMOOTHLY. THE GEAR BOX IS LIKEWISE FULLY FUNCTIONAL AND SMOOTH THROUGH THE GEARS VIA A COLUMN CHANGE. THE AUSTIN IS SURPRISINGLY NIMBLE AND QUICK, EFFORTLESSLY KEEPING PACE WITH MODERN DAY TRAFFIC.

ALL IN ALL, THIS IS A VERY RARE, ORIGINAL AND SOLID AUSTIN A40 IN EXTREMELY GOOD CONDITION PROVIDING WORRY FREE CLASSIC CAR OWNERSHIP ALIGNED TO A SURE FIRE INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY, IF CARED AND MAINTAINED AS IT APPARENTLY HAS BEEN DURING THE PAST 66 YEARS. A HISTORIC VEHICLE WHICH IS REGISTERED AS A HISTORIC CAR IS THEREFORE MOT, ULEZ CONGESTION & TAX EXEMPT AND FURTHERMORE A PITTANCE TO INSURE.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION SIMPLY CALL ME ON - the details below. TELEPHONY IS MY PREFERRED MEANS OF COMMUNICATION. IT'S NICE TO TALK ! I AM A WELCOMING, COURTEOUS AND POLITE INDIVIDUAL. UNFORTUNATELY, FROM EXPERIENCE , I HAVE FOUND THAT THE MAJORITY OF THOSE WHO SEND EMAILS AND TEXTS ARE INVARIABLY FILLING THEIR TIME AT THE EXPENSE OF MINE.

DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND AREAS CAN BE ARRANGED SUBJECT TO AGREEMENT ON COST AND FULL ADVANCE PAYMENT.

PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO CHECK ON THE OTHER LOVELY CARS FROM MY PRIVATE COLLECTION.

THANK YOU.

Vehicle background

Has the vehicle ever been imported?

No

Is there any outstanding finance?

No

Has the vehicle ever been declared a total loss?

No

Has there ever been any major structural issues which needed work?

No

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