1953 Austin A40 Sport

 1953 Austin A40 Sport

1953 Austin A40 Sport

Registration NNX 745
Chassis Number GD3723359
Engine Number 1G817168
Asking Price £13,000

The Austin A40 Sports debuted at the 1949 London Motor Show at Earls Court as a four-passenger, aluminium-bodied convertible variant of the Austin A40 carrying an Austin of England nameplate, bearing Austin's Flying A hood ornament, and designed and manufactured in conjunction with Jensen Motors. Production of the A40 Sports, which was intended as a sporty touring car rather than a true sports car began in November 1950 for model year 1951. By the time production ended in 1953, just over 4,000 had been manufactured.

This lovely example was first registered on 11th of May 1953, some 70 years ago. Presented in white with a black hood, contrasting red trim with white piping, this 1200cc sports convertible presents very well and is a great running example of 50’s sports touring. 1953 was the final production year for the A40 Sport and our vendor has cherished the four-seat convertible and expressed it puts a smile not only on his face when driving but on that of people that he sees. The aluminium body makes this a surprisingly sprightly example which is a great summer classic and offers that iconic 50’s style. Consignor Mathew Priddy


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