Lot 103 - 1963 Austin A35

Lot 103 - 1963 Austin A35

Lot 103 - 1963 Austin A35

Lot Number 103
Registration 273 UXH
Chassis Number A-AV8-20569
Engine Number 9-U-H183993
Odometer reading 48,700 miles
Result Sold - £7,168
  • Delightful example
  • Offered without reserve

1951 saw Austin's reply to the Morris Minor, the A30 was launched at the Motor Show of that year. A more cautious design than the Minor, the A30 was nevertheless Austin's first unitary construction car and the first to be powered by the famous A-Series engine. The A30's selling price undercut the Minor's by £10, thanks in part to such cost-cutting features as external door hinges, a solitary rear light, sliding windows and rear brakes operated by a single hydraulic cylinder via a mechanical linkage. A two-door model joined the four-door original in 1953, with van and estate versions following in 1954. The model was updated in 1956 with a wider rear window, remote gear lever and the 948cc engine, becoming the A35. Saloon production ceased on the Mini's arrival in August 1959, though the particularly popular A35 van would live on until 1968.

This A35 van was originally registered on 15th May 1963 and presents well with dark green coachwork. This practical classic is offered to auction with a V5C registration document and would make ideal transport and a talking point for a small business or just be used and enjoyed at classic car meetings.

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