At a Glance:
|1958||Austin||A35 Pick Up||393 (Not Warranted)||£21000 + buyers premium|
UAB101 is the 75th Austin A35 pick-up produced out of a total of just 475. Originally intended as a small utility vehicle for local tradesmen the A35 pick-up went into production in late 1956 but was halted within a few months due to issues with purchase tax. Commercial vehicles were at that time exempt from purchase tax whereas standard road cars were not. The A35 pick-up had a tiny load capacity and no tailgate along with seats fitted in the rear tub (that fold away), and as a result the tax authorities decided that this made it more of a recreational rather than work vehicle and applied the purchase tax thus making the car very expensive to buy in the UK. As a result and with very few sold production was halted and all unsold models were shipped abroad (mostly Australia and New Zealand), roughly half of these little pick-ups ended up overseas.
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|Auction||28th April 2017 - 91% SOLD|
|Vehicle Model||A35 Pick Up|
|Year of Manufacture||1958|
|Mileage||393 (Not Warranted)|
|Date first Registered||01-01-1958|
|Estimated Sale Price||£13,000 - 15,000|
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