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1962 Austin A40

  • Right Hand Drive
  • 82,944 Miles
  • Manual, 5 speed
  • Petrol
  • 948cc
  • 1962
  • RSY994
  • Green
  • Private seller
  • Torquay, United Kingdom


Austin A40 Farina Countryman, 1962, 948cc, 82944 miles.
Starts and drives well.
I bought 'Rosie' in 2019 with good intentions of restoring her. In 2019, she had a full body respray (in places it has started cracking and areas that will need bodywork attention) Unfortunately due to lack of dry storage she has been outside with a quality car cover. The interior needs restoring, I do have all the old interior for templates to restore.
I had very good intentions restoring her, but with a young family unfortunately I just don't have the time, so I'd like to sell her to someone who has the time she deserves.
MOT and Tax exempt
Was insured on the road with an agreed insurance value of £5000 until February this year, when I decided to sell.
Period seatbelts fitted to the front seats.
Good solid base that doesn't require welding.
I have LOTS of extras, which I'll list below which is included in the sale.
Spare Rear windscreen.
Spare Front windscreen.
Spare heater box.
Most interior complete - will need restoring.
All chrome trims for sides etc.
Starting handle.
Spare wheel (no tyre).
Brand new rear shoes, drums and cylinders boxed from A40 club.
Original wingro circular mirrors (stamped made in England).
AA badge 5E00711.
Chrome Austin badges.
3. 9 ratio diff with new axle seals from A40 club.
Brand new seal kit from A40 club fitted all round when re- sprayed.
2 X spare chrome Austin hubcaps (along with 4 fitted to vehicle).
Brand new rivets from A40 club to fit chrome trims.
Every nut, bolt, washer and seal taken off in a box all together.
Spare dizzy cap and leads.
Spare fuel pump.
Spare starter motor.
Spare engine/ gearbox back plate.
Spare 12G202 head (requires skimming and rebuilding etc).
12G295 mini cooper head (requires skimming and rebuilding etc).
Spare standard flywheel
Spare Lightened and balanced flywheel.
Spare voltage regulator.
(both 12G202 and 12G295 complete but apart).
Spare 4 X rear lights.
Spare 2X Front lights.
Spare new old stock radiator/ engine hoses.
Spare bulb holders.
Spare radiator caps.
More spare brakes (probably asbestos).
Most things taken apart labelled in boxes or masking tape.
Spare 1098 engine all components.
Spare distributor
Spare starter motor
1 x brand new mirror (+spare glass)

1098 engine bored to +0. 60 with flat top pistons to match from Calver engineering. Crankshaft acid dipped and ground down with king bearings supplied. Block acid dipped, skimmed, honed and new camshaft journals installed by a professional engine shop. Lightened and balanced flywheel also supplied to suit the 1098. Piston ring set included.
Spare crank pulley for 1098 engine.
New engine dry stored in house to prevent corrosion.

Comes with a40 books and old rare workshop manuals

This is a very sad sale, this car holds a lot of personal memories but unfortunately I just don't have the time anymore.

Viewings welcome and recommended

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