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Sale price: £5,550.00 make an offer

Car location: boston, United Kingdom

Sale type: Fixed price listing

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Austin A40 sports convertible

Apple green

First reg Feb 1953

I am guessing that if you are reading this advertisement then you know a bit about these cars, it is the Jensen  aluminium bodied  version of the Austin A40. It has the original 1200 cc engine with the twin carbs, unusual air filters and manual column change gearbox.

I have  many old Mot's , the original buff log book, the latest V5c in my name and the original owners handbook. The car still has its original registration number from 1953 which is transferable and it has only had three owners in nearly sixty years of life.

·         I purchased the car a few years ago now and at that time it was a none runner, simply because it had been in dry storage for many years. It took only a small amount of work to get it running, new plugs, fuel and points and it now runs very smoothly with no knocks or rattles. It drives forwards and backwards and as a result  of a major brake overhaul including new cyl seals , shoes etc , it also stops.

These convertible sports models are now becoming very rare.  As mentioned above , the alloy bodies were supplied by Jensen and these were mounted onto A40 running gear with a strengthened chassis supplied  by Austin.

This car whilst running well , does require completing. It requires a new roof cover fitting onto the frame, it also needs front and rear seats and two door cards and carpet. The chassis and underneath is as solid as a rock and as far as I am aware all the mechanical parts are there and up and ready to go. The bodywork is complete but does require preparing and spraying unless originality is your thing.

I have recently fitted four brand new tyres and tubes where required and these have done no mileage.   The exhaust is present but I  think a silencer is missing as it sounds very sporty at the moment. The car still has its original steel wheel rims and there  are several boxes of spares to go with the car. It retains its original dials and dashboard. There may be some minor trim parts missing .

I can arrange transport at 1.25 / mile   once the car is paid for in full, but I would prefer collection if possible.

I am happy to supply further photos if required and I am happy to answer any questions you may have .

You are more than welcome to come and view the vehicle by prior appointment.


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