1954 Austin A40 Somerset Saloon  Chassis no. 6S4875370
Lot 289
1954 Austin A40 Somerset Saloon
Registration no. OYX 217 Chassis no. 6S4875370
Sold for £ 5,750 (US$ 7,502) inc. premium

Lot Details
1954 Austin A40 Somerset Saloon  Chassis no. 6S4875370 1954 Austin A40 Somerset Saloon  Chassis no. 6S4875370 1954 Austin A40 Somerset Saloon  Chassis no. 6S4875370 1954 Austin A40 Somerset Saloon  Chassis no. 6S4875370 1954 Austin A40 Somerset Saloon  Chassis no. 6S4875370 1954 Austin A40 Somerset Saloon  Chassis no. 6S4875370 1954 Austin A40 Somerset Saloon  Chassis no. 6S4875370 1954 Austin A40 Somerset Saloon  Chassis no. 6S4875370 1954 Austin A40 Somerset Saloon  Chassis no. 6S4875370 1954 Austin A40 Somerset Saloon  Chassis no. 6S4875370 1954 Austin A40 Somerset Saloon  Chassis no. 6S4875370
1954 Austin A40 Somerset Saloon
Registration no. OYX 217
Chassis no. 6S4875370

Footnotes

  • Please note there is no current MOT for this vehicle, because it is exempt from UK testing.
    Descended from the A40 Devon, and one of the most readily recognised shapes of the 1950s, the Austin A40 Somerset was built between 1952 and 1954, during which time over 173,000 saloons and convertibles were produced. Mechanically almost identical to its predecessor but now with fully hydraulic brakes, the Somerset retained a separate chassis beneath its restyled four-door exterior. Suspension was independent at the front by wishbones and coil springs, with a semi-elliptically-sprung live axle at the rear. The 1,200cc A-Series engine drove via a four-speed column-change gearbox, and with 42bhp on tap the Somerset could better 60mph. Leather upholstery was a feature of the interior, and the separate front seats could be arranged as a bench to accommodate three up front. In addition, there was provision for the fitting of a heater and radio, which were listed as extras, this example having the former.

    'OYX 217' has had only three owners from new, the first for 60 years, and currently displays a believed-genuine total of only 28,000 miles on the odometer. The car was purchased by the current vendor and restored in 2014/2015 (bills available). Works carried out included a full re-spray, while the brightwork, cylinder head gasket, clutch, and battery were all renewed. Offered with a current MoT and V5C document, this charming 1950s saloon car runs and drives nicely and would be ideal transport for the Goodwood Revival.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note there is no current MOT for this vehicle, because it is exempt from UK testing.
Activities
Auction information

This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

Like the vast majority of auctioneers Bonhams charge what is known as a Buyer's Premium. Buyer's Premium on all Automobilia lots will adhere to Bonhams group policy:

25% up to £175,000 of hammer price,
20% from £175,001 to £3,000,000 of hammer price,
and 12.5% on the balance thereafter. This applies to each lot purchased and is subject to VAT.

For Motor Cars and Motorcycles a 15% Buyer's Premium is payable on the first £50,000 of the final Hammer Price of each Lot, and 12% on any amount by which the Hammer Price exceeds £50,000. VAT at the standard rate is payable on the Premium by all Buyers, unless otherwise stated.

Some lots may be subject to VAT on the Hammer Price. These lots will be clearly marked with the relevant symbol printed beside the lot number in the catalogue.

Payment Notices

For payment information please refer to the sale catalogue.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licences please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.

Contacts
  1. Mark Gold
    Auction administration - Motor Cars
    Bonhams
    Work
    101 New Bond Street
    London, United Kingdom W1S 1SR
    Work +44 20 7468 5807
    FaxFax: +44 20 7468 5802
  2. John Polson
    Specialist - Motor Cars
    Bonhams
    Work
    101 New Bond Street
    London, United Kingdom W1S 1SR
    Work +44 20 7468 5803
    FaxFax: +44 20 7468 5802
  3. Rob Hubbard
    Specialist - Motor Cars
    Bonhams
    Work
    101 New Bond Street
    London, United Kingdom W1S 1SR
    Work +44 20 7468 5805
    FaxFax: + 44 20 7468 5802
  4. Sholto Gilbertson
    Specialist - Motor Cars
    Bonhams
    Work
    101 New Bond Street
    London, United Kingdom W1S 1SR
    Work +44 20 7468 5809
    FaxFax: +44 20 7468 5802
  5. Tim Schofield
    Specialist - Motor Cars
    Bonhams
    Work
    101 New Bond Street
    London, United Kingdom W1S 1SR
    Work +44 20 7468 5804
    FaxFax: +44 20 7468 5802
Similar Items