Estimate £5, 000 - £7, 000
Registration No: 160 ALG
Chassis No: A255HCS/ 20422
Motor Car Location: Cheshire
Current ownership since 2015
Previous long-term ownership for approximately twenty years
Only 44, 908 recorded miles (atoc)
Just two former keepers showing on HPI
Introduced in 1956, it replaced the highly successful Austin A30. The name reflected the larger and more powerful 34 hp (25 kW) A-Series inline-four engine, enabling a slightly higher top speed and better acceleration. The A35 is very similar in appearance to the A30, except for a larger rear window aperture and a painted front grille, with chrome horse-shoe surround, instead of the chrome grille on the A30. Both have 13 in (330 mm) wheels. The semaphore turn-signal indicators were replaced with modern front- and rear-mounted flashing lights. A slightly easier-to-operate remote-control gear-change was provided. Much of the improved performance is a result of different gearbox ratios. The A30 has the first three ratios close together then a big gap to top (fourth gear). The A35's ratios are better spaced and give a higher speed in third gear. Like the A30, the A35 was offered as a two- or four-door saloon and two-door "Countryman" estate and also as a van. The latter model continued in production through to 1968. A rare coupe utility (pickup) version was also produced in 1956, with just 477 sold. Drawings were made for a sports tourer, but no prototype was built. The A35 passenger cars were replaced by the new body shape A40 Farina models in 1959 but the estate car version continued until 1962 and van until 1968.
This Austin A35 was manufactured in 1957 and was registered new in the United Kingdom on the 1st of March 1957. Fitted with the 948cc straight-four A-Series engine and four-speed manual gearbox and is finished in grey with complimentary red leather interior upholstery. Having only two owners from 1995 until the present day, the Austin entered current ownership in 2015 and shows just two former keepers on HPI. ‘160 ALG’ has a recorded mileage of just 44, 908 miles at the time of consignment, and it is understood that the A35 was stored off the road for approximately thirty years across the period of 1986 until late 2015. Offered with a few past MOT certificates, service manual, Running & Maintenance Instructions Book, and a current V5C.
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