Lot 247 - 1951 Austin A70 Pick-Up
|Odometer reading||60,000 miles|
|Estimate||£15,000 - £20,000|
The A70 Hereford replaced the Hampshire in 1950 and was wider and slightly longer with an extra three inches in the wheelbase. A new addition to the saloon and estate models was a two-door convertible with coachwork by Carbodies of Coventry. The interior of this rather plush workhorse was the same as the saloon, with a large split-bench seat, and full instrumentation set in the middle for easy completion whether for left or righthand drive.
Originally imported from Australia as a good solid car with some 25,000 miles on the clock, the previous owner decided to undertake a full and breathtaking restoration with this desirable Austin pick-up. Somewhat of an enthusiast, the owner at the time completely stripped the pick-up and had it bare metal re-sprayed by H&R Motors, Darlington, in the very original colour scheme you see here. The restoration then continued including completely new interior and carpets, re-chroming, new window rubbers and engine mountings, much of which needed to be sourced from Australia and Canada, along with a full engine service and refresh to match the quality of the rest of the build. Testament to the quality of the workmanship, the solid ash back runners in the pick-up bed is a masterpiece of joinery alone and it would be no surprise to hear the re-build took some three years to complete and, once finished, Classic van and Pick-up magazine featured the A70 which can be found in the July 2013 edition.
Offered with a valid MoT test certificate and V5 registration document this is a unique opportunity to own a fabulous restoration of a very popular Pick-up that has had a huge amount of money and man hours spent in order to achieve this result.
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