Lot 209 - 1955 12851 A40 Cambridge

Lot 209 - 1955 12851 A40 Cambridge

Lot 209 - 1955 12851 A40 Cambridge

Lot Number 209
Registration XVT284
Chassis Number GS5131784
Odometer reading 70,633 miles
Estimate No Reserve
Result Sold - £1,500

The Austin Cambridge (sold as A40, A50, A55, and A60) was sold in several generations from September 1954 through to 1969 as cars and to 1971 as light commercials. It replaced the A40 Somerset but was entirely new with a modern unibody construction. The A40 number was re-used on a smaller car (the Austin A40 Farina) from 1958 to 1967. Initially the Austin Cambridge was only offered with a 4-passenger, 4-door saloon body and, although a few pre-production 2-door models were also manufactured, they did not reach production. It had a modern body design with integrated wings and a full-width grill. Independent suspension was provided at the front by coil springs and wishbones but a live axle with anti-roll bar was retained at the rear. A 1200cc straight-4 pushrod engine based on the one used in the previous Austin Somerset (although sharing no parts) powered the new Austin Cambridge. A maximum power output of 42bhp was claimed, with drive to the wheels by means of a four-speed gear box controlled with a column-mounted lever. Some 30,666 A40 Cambridge models were produced.

This Austin A40 Cambridge was registered originally on 10th December 1955 and is registered with the DVLA as a Historic vehicle, thus making it MoT and Road Fund Licence exempt. Finished in black with maroon trim, we are advised XVT284 runs well and has been used regularly by the vendor. Offered at no reserve, this Austin A40 is sure to attract attention. 

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.

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