1953 Austin A30 Saloon  Chassis no. A53/28050 Engine no. 2A28730

This lot has been removed from the website, please contact customer services for more information

Lot 625
1953 Austin A30 Saloon
Registration no. PAL 311 Chassis no. A53/28050 Engine no. 2A28730

Sold for £ 3,450 (US$ 4,643) inc. premium
1953 Austin A30 Saloon
Registration no. PAL 311
Chassis no. A53/28050
Engine no. 2A28730
Austin’s reply to the Morris Minor - the A30 - was launched at 1951 Motor Show. A more cautious design than the Minor, the A30 was nevertheless Austin’s first unitary construction car and the first to be powered by the famous A-Series engine. The A30’s selling price undercut the Minor’s by £10, thanks in part to such cost-cutting features as external door hinges, solitary rear light, sliding windows and rear brakes operated by a single hydraulic cylinder via a mechanical linkage. A two-door model joined the four-door original in 1953, with van and estate versions following in ‘54. The model was updated in 1956 with a wider rear window, remote-control gearshift and 948cc engine, becoming the A35. Saloon production ceased on the Mini’s arrival August 1959, though the A35 van would live on until 1968.
This early A30 has covered just 16,582 miles from new and is presented in very good original condition throughout, its black cellulose paintwork displaying only the usual minor blemishes gained over the years, while the red vinyl interior is excellent. The vehicle shows no signs of any corrosion - with the exception of some pitted chrome on the rear bumper - and all panels are original. Offered with Swansea V5.

Saleroom notices

  • This vehicle now has an MoT until November 2004
Auction information

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

For all Sales categories, buyer's premium excluding Cars, Motorbikes, Wine, Whisky and Coin & Medal sales, will be as follows:

Buyer's Premium Rates
27.5% on the first £10,000 of the hammer price;
25% of the hammer price of amounts in excess of £10,000 up to and including £450,000;
20% of the hammer price of amounts in excess of £450,000 up to and including £4,500,000;
and 14.5% of the hammer price of any amounts in excess of £4,500,000.

VAT at the current rate of 20% will be added to the Buyer's Premium and charges excluding Artists Resale Right.

Payment Notices

For payment information please refer to the sale catalog.

Shipping Notices

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

App