Austin A40 Sports GD2 1951

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Lot No: 41

At a Glance:

Year Make Model Mileage SOLD FOR
1951 Austin A40 Sports GD2 65,220 (Not Warranted) £13,600 + buyers premium


Description from The Vendor:
The Car was exported in 1951 by Colonel J.E Foden and eventually brough back to the UK in 1954 and was registered as PXK38. We know the name of the second owner was Arthur Stanley Finch, and also that the third owner Mr Howard Dawson restored the car before it was purchased by Andrew.

It appears there is only 3 early A40 GD2’s left so we believe this car to be quite rare.

The chassis is in very good condition along with the paintwork, chrome work and trim. The car has a Riley 1500cc engine and gearbox.

Click here to see a handwritten extended description from The Vendor.


Auctioneer’s notes:

I think, the vendor has said it all and I like the upgrades of fitting a Riley 1.5 engine and gear box.  There is a immense amount of paperwork including invoices and a treasure trove of original manuals and you will also find a 1952 copy of Motorsport which features a road test of an A40 Sports.  There even is a letter from the Austin Motor Company to the Colonel (the first owner) and there are lubrication charts, wiring diagrams and a huge file of invoices, old MOT’s and tax discs.  This is a very interesting car with excellent providence.  She may be viewed, strictly by appointment.

Full Details:

Lot No. 41
Auction 29th October 2021 - 94% SOLD
Vehicle Make Austin
Vehicle Model A40 Sports GD2
Year of Manufacture 1951
Mileage 65,220 (Not Warranted)
Registration PXK38
Date first Registered 20/01/1989
Chassis Number 604200
Engine Number 15PDUH1766
Estimated Sale Price £5,000 - £6,000

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