Lot 108 - 1959 Austin A40 Farina *WITHDRAWN*

Lot 108 - 1959 Austin A40 Farina *WITHDRAWN*

Lot 108 - 1959 Austin A40 Farina *WITHDRAWN*

Lot Number 108
Chassis Number AA2S628413
Engine Number 9AUH28430
Odometer reading 82,558 miles
Estimate No Reserve


The Austin A40 Farina is a small, economy car introduced by Austin in saloon (1958) and A40 Countryman (1959) estate versions. It has a two-box body configuration and was badged, like many before it, as an A40, consistent with Austin's naming scheme at the time, based on the approximate engine output in horsepower; and to distinguish it from other A40 models, it was also given a suffix name, this one being the Farina, so named, reflecting the all-new design by Italian Battista Farina's Pinin Farina Turin studio.

The 1959 A40 Countryman version stands out by its layout as a small estate car with an upward (and downward) opening tailgate and is therefore viewed as one of the earliest examples of a volume production hatchback. Dating from June 1959, this Mk. I Austin A40 Farina ‘Deluxe’ saloon was designed by Turin styling legends Farina for BMC/Austin and paved the way for the now ubiquitous hatchback when produced in Countryman form.

First registered in June 1959, this example is finished in black over contrasting red trim. Under the bonnet, we find the 948cc inline four-cylinder A-series engine producing 34hp and a modest 68NM of torque with four-speed manual transmission. Inside the cabin, we find a simple layout with hinged front seats for access to the rear bench. The history file includes the V5C registration document showing three former keepers. This is a very well kept and collectable entry level classic.

Guide price £3,000-£6,000

* The private registration for this vehicle has been removed and the new DVLA assigned number will arrive in due course subject to their timescales.

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