Registration 596NKJ first registered Feb 1961.
Mileage 84111. Bought 1981 by current owner. Used for school runs until 1991 then 'retired' in large dry garage. Unused since 1991, last MOT and road tax. Now classed as Historic Vehicle - Tax and MOT exempt, however will need a voluntary MOT prior to road use or registration sale. Ideal base for restoration project. New sills welded in place 1988.
BMI Heritage Trust cert dated Nov 1991.
Quoted £2K for registration June 2016, subject to MOT, reconfirmed March 2019.
Some work started Sept 2016 - brake cyls and seals, Master cylinder and hoses replaced together with a new Fuel pump and battery. After being unused for 25 years, it needed only a few hours and the new fuel pump to get the engine ticking over smoothly. Brakes, clutch and gearbox all worked fine. Spares included are front wheel bearing kits, water pump, water hoses and vee belt all from the A40 Farina club
Cosmetically the car will need some attention but it's such a good little car it could be very rewarding as a restoration project.
A rare A40 Sports convertible only 4000 bodies were built by Jensen and transported to Austin's Longbridge plant for final assembly. This one is VERY solid, very original with the optional twin carburetors.....
This Austin A40 has had just 2 keepers during its 59 year life, the first keeper Miss Sumner owned the car from new in 1960 until 2002 when it was sold to its second owner Mr Abrahams. Included in.....