Lot 288 - 1955 Austin A50 Cambridge
|Odometer reading||53,820 miles|
|Result||Sold - £6,160|
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 four door saloon body and, although a few pre-production two 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, with drive to the wheels by means of a four-speed gear box controlled with a column-mounted lever.
Originally registered on 19th August 1955 this Austin A50 was restored some four years ago. More recently the car has had a total brake overhaul, new wiring loom and battery and new tyres. During the restoration the bodywork was repaired or re-fabricated where necessary and the interior kept original as possible although the drivers' seat has been recovered. Finished in black with red leather trim and supplied with a V5C registration document, together with a collection of bills/invoices; this Austin A50 Cambridge is a well sorted example and is offered for sale at no reserve.
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