1954 Austin A30 HRDC 'Academy' Competition Saloon  Chassis no. A25483467
Lot 49
1954 Austin A30 HRDC 'Academy' Competition Saloon
Registration no. DEJ 598 Chassis no. A25483467
£ 20,000 - 25,000
US$ 26,000 - 33,000

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1954 Austin A30 HRDC 'Academy' Competition Saloon  Chassis no. A25483467 1954 Austin A30 HRDC 'Academy' Competition Saloon  Chassis no. A25483467 1954 Austin A30 HRDC 'Academy' Competition Saloon  Chassis no. A25483467 1954 Austin A30 HRDC 'Academy' Competition Saloon  Chassis no. A25483467 1954 Austin A30 HRDC 'Academy' Competition Saloon  Chassis no. A25483467 1954 Austin A30 HRDC 'Academy' Competition Saloon  Chassis no. A25483467 1954 Austin A30 HRDC 'Academy' Competition Saloon  Chassis no. A25483467 1954 Austin A30 HRDC 'Academy' Competition Saloon  Chassis no. A25483467 1954 Austin A30 HRDC 'Academy' Competition Saloon  Chassis no. A25483467 1954 Austin A30 HRDC 'Academy' Competition Saloon  Chassis no. A25483467 1954 Austin A30 HRDC 'Academy' Competition Saloon  Chassis no. A25483467 1954 Austin A30 HRDC 'Academy' Competition Saloon  Chassis no. A25483467 1954 Austin A30 HRDC 'Academy' Competition Saloon  Chassis no. A25483467 1954 Austin A30 HRDC 'Academy' Competition Saloon  Chassis no. A25483467 1954 Austin A30 HRDC 'Academy' Competition Saloon  Chassis no. A25483467
1954 Austin A30 HRDC 'Academy' Competition Saloon
Registration no. DEJ 598
Chassis no. A25483467

* Built to HRDC 'Academy' specification in 2017
* Converted by Chris Snowdon Racing and Moto-Build Racing
* Never raced
* Build invoices and photographs available
* Eligible for the Goodwood Revival's St Mary's Trophy

Footnotes

  • The growing popularity of events such as the Goodwood Revival and Silverstone Classic meetings prompted the Historic Racing Drivers Club's Race Director Julius Thurgood to launch an affordable entry-level single-make race series for historic saloons: the 'Academy'. The make and model chosen was the Austin A30/A35. A comprehensive set of 'Control Formula' rules and regulations was drawn up to ensure that cars would be very closely matched, and the result has been some very exciting wheel-to-wheel racing.

    All Academy cars have to be road registered and MoT'd, and only one type of engine is permitted: a sealed unit built by Classic & Modern Engine Services of Bracknell. To convert cars to racing specification, the HRDC developed a kit of parts for the purpose; each marked with an HRDC reference number. The Dunlop R65 L-section tyre is the only type permitted.

    The Academy idea has been so successful that the entire grid for the St Mary's Trophy race at the 2016 Goodwood Revival was made up of these cars, with celebrity drivers including Jason Plato, Jean Alesi, David Coulthard, Rowan Atkinson, Chris Hoy, Darren Turner, and many others.

    The Academy-specification Austin A30 offered here was purchased in 2015 by its current owner and has undergone a no-expense-spared 'last nut and bolt' body-off conversion to HRDC specification by Chris Snowdon Racing of Bosham, West Sussex. CS Racing began by removing all mechanical parts and stripping the car back to bare metal ready for new glassfibre front wings, bonnet, boot lid, and bumpers, which were fitted prior to painting. They then installed the approved Academy-specification engine, and also fitted the HRDC kit of suspension and braking components, fuel system, wheels, FIA-approved roll cage, new HRDC wiring loom, TRS harnesses, fire extinguisher, battery isolator, heated windscreen, etc. The accompanying history file contains invoices and a photographic record of the build, and the car also comes with an additional set of race wheels.

    Only tested at Goodwood and never raced, 'DEJ 598' represents an exciting opportunity to own a freshly built A30 - ready to enter in this season's HRDC races - at a fraction of the build costs.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note the chassis number for this car is A2S483467.
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