WHY I LOVE MY A105

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

Rex Cleaver’s fa­ther bought a 1957 Austin A105 West­min­ster in 1964; three years later it was given to Rex and 50 years on he’s still got it. ‘It had 7776 miles on the clock; now it’s sit­ting at 70,000,’ he says. ‘My dad bought the car from an un­der­taker who was given it in lieu of a debt; it had been stored on blocks and the pis­ton rings had stuck as the car wasn’t be­ing used, but we got it run­ning and it’s been no trou­ble since then. It’s never been re­painted or welded apart from a bit of tidy­ing up of the front out­rig­ger, so it must be one of the most orig­i­nal ex­am­ples left. They’re very rare now. I’m in both of the clubs that cater for the West­min­ster and in all th­ese years the most I’ve ever seen is five of them to­gether. There aren’t many around.’

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