Wed, 15th Apr 2015 15:00

Imperial War Museum Duxford

 
  Lot 28
 
Lot 28 - 1952 Austin A40 Sports

1952 Austin A40 Sports

Sold for £11,250

(including buyers premium)


Lot details
Registration No: MUV 691
Chassis No: GD3649598
Mot Expiry: Exempt

- Thought to be 1 of just 50 known survivors worldwide

- A former award winner and uprated with 1.5-litre engine

- Recent re-trim and ownership trace / history back to 1952

Further Info:

The A40 Sports made its debut at the 1949 Earl's Court Motor Show. An aluminium-bodied convertible variant of the A40 Saloon, it was designed and manufactured in partnership with Jensen Motors. Some 4,011 had been produced by the time production ceased in 1953. `MUV 691' is thought to be one of only 50 Austin A40 Sports models remaining worldwide. A former award winner, it was restored between 1976 and 1980 and is now tidily presented with Metallic Grey bodywork matched to Red-piped Grey interior trim. The vendor informs us that a 1500cc engine has recently supplanted the original 1200cc unit, making the drop-top Austin `more driver-friendly'. It has also recently benefited from a new clutch, exhaust and re-trim. The Austin is now offered complete with an extensive file containing numerous copy invoices, photographs and old MOTs; plus a list of all owners dating back to 1952, many of which are confirmed by the original log books.
 

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