Lot 309 - 1971 Austin A60 Van
|Odometer reading||90,388 miles|
|Result||Sold - £10,640|
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 grille. 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.
This A60 van was originally registered on 21st April 1971 and whilst it has been restored, it clearly has been a well looked after vehicle. The nature of a van is to be purchased for commercial use and as such generally have a hard life, but we are advised this example runs and drives well. To see an Austin Cambridge on the road is rare but to see a van is an exceptionally rare sight. Finished in grey with a red bench seat, this Austin is supplied with a V5C registration document and is offered for sale without reserve.
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