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AUSTIN 12/4 ASCOT ~ Multi Prize Winning Car ~ SOLD (1936)
|This Austin 12/4 Ascot was registered new in April 1936 and was supplied to Mr George Anderson of Kelso by Mr R Fish & Son, Motor Engineer, Kelso. |
The car still has the original supplier plate inside the car attached to the headlining above the windscreen and the history file contains a photograph of Mr Fish stood with the car outside his garage.
It was given the registration number AYG176 which it still retains and although this number has a value itself, we hope that the buyer retains the number on the car as to remove it would be a sacrilege.
Mr Anderson used the car as his everyday transport until the 1960's when he took it off the road and laid it up in dry storage.
In the 1970's Mr Anderson restored the car and used it to attend classic car shows where it won numerous concours trophys and Best in Show awards.
Around 1989 the car passed to Mr Andersons daughter and son-in-law, Mr & Mrs Purves, also of Kelso, who only used it for the occasional wedding including their daughters.
In 2007 they decided to sell it and it was duly sold by Bonhams at one of their Harrogate auctions. The purchaser was a well respected member of Doncaster based Traditional Car Club who improved the car by having the engine fully overhauled, fitting new carpets and a new exhaust.
He also fitted an external mirror and removable front and rear indicators to the bumpers to make the car safer for use on todays roads although the original semaphores are still in working order.
He has continued to show it at events throughout the north until now when, unfortunately, his increasing age has forced his decision to sell it.
The history file contains numerous original tax discs back to 1937, the current V5 log book, current MOT, previous MOT certificates, the original handbooks, correspondence from the previous owner detailing the total ownership history of the car and photographs taken over the years showing the car being used at weddings and car shows.
It also includes various invoices for work completed including the invoice for the engine rebuild work in 2008 along with Bonhams sales invoice from 2007.
The car comes complete with its original tools, a small selection of useful spare parts and numerous prize cups, plaques and rosettes.
Although the car is now MOT exempt as it was manufactured prior to 1960, it has an MOT which runs until November 2016.
Rules that commenced in October 2014 mean that the car will need to be licensed for twelve months from the date of sale for the new owner but this will be free as the car qualifies for the Historic Taxation class.
This is a rare opportunity to acquire a multi prize winning 1930s car that has only had three owners from new and is only on the market for the second time in 79 years.
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To view over 70 detailed photographs of this car please visit our web site, http://www.aceclassiccars.com