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1957 2 door A35 Fast road / rally spec - fresh build For Sale

This lovely 1957 A35 has been modified to keep up with modern traffic, and is perfect for historic rallies, hill climbs, and track days. Conversion into an Academy Spec racer is possible with some further mods - although this would make it less suitable for the road.

Most of the work was completed in 2014, then she was in storage until 2018, and has only completed a few hundred road miles since then (with no competitive use). Over £25,000 was spent to create one of the best A35's around, so here's a chance to buy a ready-made fun classic that will no doubt appreciate in value, given the massive interest in them lately.

Here are the main specifications:

Bodywork -
Stripped and sprayed in Buttercream yellow
Strengthened suspension mounts
Bonnet professionally louvered, and with leather buckles added
Academy spec front cool air intake
Glass windows all round, with new rubber seals
Quick release fuel cap (original size fuel tank)
Original spec Lucas rally reversing lamp
Towing straps front and back

Chassis / suspension -
New Armstrong lever arm shocks
New Poly bushes on reconditioned wishbones
Anti roll bar fitted on front
Rear anti roll bar removed
New front and rear springs (ride height now a little higher, as per photo 3, taken at Brooklands - around 5 inches)
Rostyle wheels 13 x 5.5J plus a spare
New tyres 155/70 x 13

Brakes -
New MG Midget front discs
Metro master cylinder
Metro servo and pedal box

Engine -
Reconditioned 1275 Midget engine (Peter Burgess)
Ported and polished head
SU carburettor (ISN type, from Marina A Plus) with K & N filter
4 - 2 - 1 - Sports exhaust
Skimmed flywheel (for 7 inch Ford clutch)
Converted to alternator
New coil and distributor
Bespoke aluminium Oil catch tank
Alloy radiator with Kenlowe electric fan (with override switch on dash)
Spin-on oil filter conversion
Aluminium oil cooler

Transmission -
Converted to Ford Type 9 (5 speed) gearbox - ideal on the road
New Bellhousing to accommodate gearbox
Hydraulic clutch
Reconditioned differential
Hardened competition half shafts

Interior - much of this work was done by Darryl Davis
Full HRDC Academy roll cage (by Caged Laser Engineering)
New carpets and headlining
Sparco Sprint FIA seats
TRS FIA harnesses (2019)
Rewired throughout
Mota Lita aluminium steering wheel and boss
Additional console for tachometer, and oil pressure / temperature
New door cards

Documentation for the car we call "Butterball" includes the original brown card log book, purchase receipt from 1957, user manual, lubrication poster, plus many receipts and historic MOT's etc..
Mileage is a genuine 80,460 and there have been 6 previous owners.
The car drives beautifully, starts first time and is kept on a trickle charger in a garage.
Road tests are welcome, although a deposit and proof of insurance will be needed if you wish to take a drive yourself.
I may consider a part exchange with a lower price vehicle plus cash.

Price £16495 Or near offer
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Austin
Model A35
Year 1957
Country UK
Region Hampshire
Status Private
Date 22-May-2019
Ref C975237
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