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

Keith Ben­nett bought his 1958 A40 MkI in 1966 and still uses it as his ev­ery­day car. He says: ‘I learned to drive in an A40 so when I passed my test I de­cided to buy one. It had 100,000 miles on the clock; 60,000 miles later I fit­ted a Gold­seal en­gine and gear­box. The en­gine was re­placed last year at 350,000 miles; I’ve stuck with a 948cc unit be­cause the car still runs on crossply tyres with drum brakes. I used ra­dial tyres for a bit but they have too much grip for the chas­sis. The car was re­stored in the early 1990s and had a fresh coat of paint, which it still wears. I still en­joy driv­ing it; hav­ing paid just £225 for it all those years ago I think I’ve had my money’s worth!’

Pho­to­graph: John Lakey

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