EDITORS’ PICK HISTORIC I A40 FARINA
f you’ve always had an yen to go classic-car racing in something a little different that also boasts a long racing career in this country, then read on. This historic 1960 Austin A40 Farina was born in England, one of 14,634 built. It was first registered in New Zealand in 1961, and survived 11 private owners as well as serving as a traveller’s car for Farmers Co-op Hawera and Sydenham Park Car Sales in Christchurch. The car was rebuilt as a race- and road-legal competition car in 1965, and is powered by a Lotus twin-cam 1650cc engine — complete with genuine L block and big-valve head — mated to a five-speed gearbox with short-throw shifter and alloy bell housing. To ensure that all power is effectively delivered to the rear wheels, a Ford 315 limited slip differential has been fitted, and Escort quick-rack steering takes care of changing direction. Four-wheel disc brakes with four-pot callipers provide the stopping power, whilst a MANZapproved roll cage provides additional driver safety required when racing, along with an Autosport seat. The A40 Farina body has been completely seam welded for additional strength, and includes aluminium body panels along with the custommade front ‘nose’ to help keep weight to a minimum. This classic race car’s incredible history has seen it compete at events and race tracks all over the country since 1965 — including Whenuapai, Pukekohe, Hampton Downs, Bay Park, Taupo, After 30 enjoyable years of ownership, health reasons force the regretful sale of this iconic classic race car. The price — complete with trailer, parts and paperwork — can be discussed with the owner. Ph. 04 385 2334 or email email@example.com.