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1954 Austin A40 Somerset Convertible

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  Lot #507  (Sale Order: 7 of 89)  
Sold for: £7,200.00 to onsite
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Although a conventional convertible, Austin chose to market the car as the Somerset Coupe.

In recent years this car has formed part of a large collection and as such has received little or no use and an element of recommissioning is to be expected to return it to the road once again. Your inspection pre-sale is welcomed and encouraged to appreciate the potential of this rarely offered motor car which is strictly sold as seen.

  • The A40 Somerset was basically a re-bodied A40 Devon using the same basic mechanical components
  • Announced in September 1952, the two-door Coupe offered much more rigidity
  • The hood could be positioned in closed, fully down or the front part could be rolled back to the 'B' post in the 'de Ville' position
  • Although assembled at Longbridge, the body was actually built by Carbodies of Coventry
  • Powered by the 1200cc, B-Series generating 42 bhp at 4,500 rpm and max torque of 58lbs.ft at 2400 rpm
  • Production was discontinued in 1954 after a total of 7,243 had been built
  • NI reg document and NI MOT. Shown as exported 12/03/1990. One colour change from blue to blue 23/04/1990
Note: On successful purchase of this lot a new V5C will need to be applied for by submitting a form V62 to the DVLA at a cost of £25.
You can now book a one to one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location between 11th and 17th September. Please contact Nick Bicknell on 07957 279 000 / nickb@classiccarauctions.co.uk to secure your appointment or to discuss the car in more detail.

The health and safety of both our customers and team remains the utmost priority, we are therefore operating to strict COVID-19 guidelines and full instructions for arrival and inspection protocols will be given when making your appointment.

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This item is part of CCA SEPTEMBER CLASSIC CAR SALE 2020 - DAY 1
 Friday, Sep 18, 2020 | 12:00 PM  EUR (BST)
 
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1954 Austin A40 Somerset Convertible
1954 Austin A40 Somerset Convertible
Lot number: 507
Seller: Classic Car Auctions Ltd.
Event: CCA SEPTEMBER CLASSIC CAR SALE 2020 - DAY 1
Ends: Friday, September 18 | 12:00 PM  EUR (BST)

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