(Automobilia Auction Online, ending 5th December 2020 13:29:00)
Sold for £3,220
(including buyers premium)
Fondly known as the 'Joy Car' or 'Junior Austin', the 'J40' was manufactured from 1955 to 1971 by disabled miners at a factory in the village of Tiryberth, near Bargoed in South Wales. Built at the instigation of Lord Nuffield, owner of BMC, soon after the Second World War, they were sold in Austin showrooms for £20, which was a considerable price at the time. It has a dummy engine with spark plugs, a handbrake and electric lights and a horn.
This example is finished in red with tan upholstry and is the subject of an older restioration. Highly solid, original and complete, it would benfit from some recomissioning in the form of new tyres/innertubes and attention to some paint chips/light scratches. One headlamp was loose at the time of cataloguing and should be an easy fix for the new owner.
Chassis number stamping in boot floor - 29371
PLEASE NOTE - THIS LOT WILL NEED TO BE COLLECTED FROM OUR WARRINGTON HQ.