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Lot No. 523 - 1950 Austin A70 Hampshire Countryman

Sold for: £19,425

A lovely example of an A70 Hampshire 'Woodie' built under licence by Whiteacres of Stoke-on-Trent.
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In recent years this car has formed part of a large collection and as such has received little or no use and an element of recommissioning is to be expected to return it to the road once again. Your inspection pre-sale is welcomed and encouraged to appreciate the potential of this rarely offered motor car which is strictly sold as seen.

  • This charming 'Woodie' has obviously been carefully restored at some point and still presents well today
  • In the 1950s, most manufacturers outsourced their estate cars to specialised coachbuilders
  • The majority of A70 estates were built by Papworths of Cambridge with 'barn doors' at the back, however, this example was finished with an attractive tailgate
  • Powered by the robust 68bhp, 2199cc OHV engine from the Austin 16 with a four-speed, column change manual gearbox
  • This particular vehicle was exported to Canada and covered approx 50,000 miles before returning to the UK in 1998
  • Out of 901 examples of the BW3 Countryman built, only 7 are thought to survive
  • Good history file and restoration story
Year of manufacture:
1950
Make:
Austin
Chassis number:
BW362717
# of cylinders:
4
Transmission:
Manual
Engine capacity:
2199
Body colour:
Mustard
LHD/RHD:
Right-hand Drive
Registration number:
MAS 864
Model:
A70 Hampshire
Engine number:
586347181

CCA Vendor Condition Report

Overall:

57 / 135

Exterior

Bodywork:

Glass:

Paint:

Chrome:

Trim:

Remarks

Very smart, good body and interior

Interior

Door-cards:

Carpets:

Seating:

Headlining:

Dashboard:

Boot:

Engine

Components:

Starting:

Appearance:

Running:

Remarks

Untested

Transmission

Gears:

Drive-shaft:

Clutch:

Remarks

Untested

Running gear

Axles:

Chassis:

Suspension:

Bearings:

Brakes:

Wheels and tyres:

Remarks

Untested

Electrics

Minor:

Major:

Remarks

Untested

Vehicle History

Remarks

Some history of restoration

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