19th Jun, 2024 13:00

Imperial War Museum | Duxford, Cambridgeshire

 
Lot 32
 

1967 Austin A110 Westminster Deluxe

Sold for £8,100

(including buyers premium)


Lot details

Registration No: LJF 172F
Chassis No: ABS11-13025
MOT: Exempt

  • Very rare Westminster MkII Deluxe with power steering and Borg Warner automatic transmission
  • Highly credible 55,000 miles displayed on the odometer
  • Maintained very well with large collection of invoices present in the history file
  • Offered with dating certificate, handbook, workshop manual and collection of spares
  • Subject to a recent carburettor overhaul by SU

After Pinin Farina's successful redesign of the A40, Austin's larger cars duly received attention from the Italian carrozzeria, the first of these - the Austin A55 Cambridge MkII - appearing in 1959. Also badged as a Morris, MG, Riley and Wolseley, the newcomer retained the 1½-litre B-Series engine of its predecessor beneath completely new bodywork sporting controversial tail fins. Further up the range and introduced at the same time was the similarly styled and relatively luxurious Austin A99 Westminster (and other-marque equivalents), which was powered by a 2.9-litre overhead-valve C-Series six producing 103bhp and driving via a new three-speed, all-synchromesh, overdrive gearbox with column-mounted shift. In the autumn of 1961 the Westminster was updated as the A110, the wheelbase being stretched by 2" and engine power increased to 120bhp. The final MkII version, introduced in 1964, featured a new four-speed 'box with floor change and optional overdrive while Borg-Warner Type 35 automatic transmission became available for the first time.

First registered on 16th July 1967, 'LJF 172F' was ordered in Arianca Beige over Satin Beige with the expensive options of an automatic gearbox and power-assisted steering. Supplied new by Lathams Limited of Leicester to local business AA Jones & Shipman, the Austin boasts a complete ownership record. Invoices for work done date back to the 2010s and encompass the fitment of a new stainless steel exhaust and windscreen in 2011, a full engine overhaul in 2013 and a new power steering box in 2016. The vendor acquired the car in 2020 and has treated it to further extensive works including a repaint in 2022 and rejuvenated carburettors earlier this year with supporting invoices for each on file. Now offered for sale because the vendor finds his increasing years are making him less and less inclined to drive, he advises the car is ‘mechanically in very good condition for its age’ and that ‘the bodywork is also very good and would be excellent were it not for a small amount of bubbling to the bottom of the offside front wing’. A genuinely rare survivor and easy to drive thanks to its top period specification, 'LJF 172F' comes with a number of small spares, original jack, two driver’s handbooks, workshop manual and gorgeous period BMC advertising literature.

For more information, please contact:
Lucas Gomersall
lucas.gomersall@handh.co.uk
07484 082430

 

Auction: Imperial War Museum | Duxford, Cambridgeshire, 19th Jun, 2024

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