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Lot No. 507 - 1954 Austin A40 Somerset Convertible

Sold for: £7,992

Although a conventional convertible, Austin chose to market the car as the Somerset Coupé.
Details Specification Condition Report

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. 

  • The A40 Somerset was basically a re-bodied A40 Devon using the same basic mechanical components
  • Announced in September 1952, the two-door Coupe offered much more rigidity
  • The hood could be positioned in closed, fully down or the front part could be rolled back to the 'B' post in the 'de Ville' position
  • Although assembled at Longbridge, the body was actually built by Carbodies of Coventry
  • Powered by the 1200cc, B-Series generating 42 bhp at 4,500 rpm and max torque of 58lbs.ft at 2400 rpm
  • Production was discontinued in 1954 after a total of 7,243 had been built 
  • NI reg document and NI MOT. Shown as exported 12/03/1990. One colour change from blue to blue 23/04/1990

Note: On successful purchase of this lot a new V5C will need to be applied for by submitting a form V62 to the DVLA at a cost of £25. 

Year of manufacture:
1954
Make:
Austin
Chassis number:
GD5878503
# of cylinders:
4
Transmission:
Manual
Engine capacity:
1200
Body colour:
Blue
LHD/RHD:
Right-hand Drive
Registration number:
JJY 403
Model:
A40 Somerset Convertible
Engine number:
IG994119
Interior colour:
Black/Blue

CCA Vendor Condition Report

Overall:

52 / 135

Exterior

Bodywork:

Glass:

Paint:

Chrome:

Trim:

Remarks

Bodywork actually quite good with trim being quite presentable too. Hood been replaced at some point and acceptable.

Interior

Door-cards:

Carpets:

Seating:

Headlining:

Dashboard:

Boot:

Remarks

Drivers seat back broken

Engine

Components:

Starting:

Appearance:

Running:

Remarks

States partially seized so suggest project.

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

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