Austin A40 Somerset

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  Lot #208  (Sale Order: 8 of 127) 
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The A40 Somerset was produced from 1952 until 1954. It replacedthe A40 Devon and was quite similar to that body-on-frame car,including using the same 1.2 litre, four-cylinder pushrod engine.The engine was updated to produce 42hp however, giving the car atop speed of 69mph. The Somerset featured an updated'Transatlantic' body style designed for export and resembled thelarger A70 Hereford. It had a bench front seat and column mountedgear change. The Somerset was initially offered only as a four-doorsaloon, with a three-passenger two-door convertible introduced inlate 1952. The convertible differed from the saloon in havingseparate front seats that folded forward to give access to the rearand had a top speed of 74 mph while the normal saloon could reachup to 70mph. Over 173,000 were sold before the Somerset wasreplaced by the A40 Cambridge in 1954.This beautiful Austin A40 has only covered 39,000 miles from newand has undergone a complete restoration.  Apart from havingnew sill panels, the rest of the car is all original and is inexcellent condition throughout. The car was totally stripped outand mechanical parts stripped and cleaned and replaced wherenecessary; the engine and gearbox also received the same attentionwhen it was part of a private collection of Austin cars. It isfitted with a column change gearbox, a full stainless steelexhaust, sunroof and new heater. This beautiful example is suppliedwith a comprehensive history file containing the green slip fromthe V5 which is required to obtain a new V5C registration document,a Heritage certificate, copies of the old V5's, old MoT testcertificates dating back to 1960s, invoices and newspaper articleson the car which confirms the mileage of 39,000.?

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This item is part of 28th Nov. Specialist Classic & Sports Car Auction
 Saturday, Nov 28, 2015 | 12:30 PM  EUR (GMT)
 
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Austin A40 Somerset
Austin A40 Somerset
Lot number: 208
Seller: Historics At Brooklands
Event: 28th Nov. Specialist Classic & Sports Car Auction
Ends: Saturday, November 28 | 12:30 PM  EUR (GMT)

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