1952 AUSTIN A40 SPORTS

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Buying & Selling -

Al­most for­got­ten be­cause of its low pro­duc­tion num­bers (around 4000) and short run, the A40 Sports was a charm­ing tourer with body­work, as with the ear­li­est Volvo P1800s, built by Jensen. A rel­a­tively high price se­cured its ex­clu­siv­ity and to­day ex­am­ples are few and far be­tween, and this ex­am­ple has en­joyed con­sis­tent main­te­nance rather than restora­tion. Brightwells notes the car has had new sills and lo­calised re­pairs and the en­gine given a full re­build in the 1990s, while a new wiring loom takes care of the electrics. In clearly used con­di­tion, this A40 is a truly lovely of­fer­ing, mix­ing re­li­a­bil­ity with rar­ity and rel­a­tively low run­ning costs.

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