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1963 Austin A55 van shooting brake conversion stunning SOLD

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  • £10,000 As stated
  • 1963
  • Chepstow
Not for sale - it has been sold via a Car and Classic Free Ad
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Austin
Model A55
Year 1963
Mileage 57,000 miles
Country UK
Region Wales
Town Chepstow
Status Private
Ref C1156712
The ultimate Q car.
First registered in May 1963 with five owners, one of whom was a large country estate in Hertfordshire. This was the Butlers car and used to go to collect provisions from the village.

I bought her in 1989 and then commenced a four year restoration which included the fitting of a Fiat 2 litre super mirafiori Twin cam engine and five speed gearbox. The van was totally dismantled and rebuilt and I have a photographic record of this, the paint was changed from dark green to Almond green and the interior was fully upholstered in Wilton carpet and Jaguar XJS seats in a sage green.
Only used sporadically over the next 30 years, so in 2018 the car was re-commissioned again with a massive and comprehensive service at a cost of over £3000.00 and has only done less than 1000 miles since. On the rolling road the engine is still producing 115BHP.
Although the car looks absolutely standard it goes like a rocket ship, comfortably cruising at 75 to 80 mph and will top out at over 90 mph.
I love this van and it brings the most amazing smile to everyone who sees it, a very reluctant sale as I am reducing my collection.

Available to view and test drive near Chepstow.
Sensible offers please, I would hope it’s worth £10k plus which would be a third of the cost of a new restoration.
Please contact Richard Tyzack

Deposit now taken so provisionally sold
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