Lot 256 - 1954 Austin A30 Saloon (AS4)

Lot 256 - 1954 Austin A30 Saloon (AS4)

Lot 256 - 1954 Austin A30 Saloon (AS4)

Lot Number 256
Registration KVS 339
Chassis Number A5453839
Engine Number 2A54554
Odometer reading 670 miles
Result Sold - £1,372

Based on a concept drawn by Raymond Loewy, the Austin A30, and latterly the A35, was the brand's entry-level model for post-war Britain, but its ability goes way deeper than its charming styling. As Austin's rival to the Morris Minor, the car utilised a more modern and stiffer monocoque construction. It has since forged a formidable reputation in historic classic saloon racing as a ‘giant killer’ and it's well documented that both Graham Hill and James Hunt were very fond of its abilities as indeed were more recent Goodwood Revival stars, Rae Davis and Martin Brundle in their favourite race, the St. Mary's Trophy.

There is little history to accompany this example although a little sleuthing may uncover some competition work in its recent past. The interior has been minimised to an extent, the windows are fixed and the brightwork is now matt black to show a more menacing face to the opposition. Additionally, the trafficators have been removed and the steel wheels, shod with fresh rubber and match the matt black bumpers. Offered to auction without reserve, what more accessible and charismatic classic could gain you entry to Goodwood's famed pre-'66 carpark for the money?

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each Lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. All registration numbers, engine and chassis details are sourced from registration documents provided to Historics by the client or representative or HPI checks and buyers are to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of these details. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

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