1954 Austin A40 Somerset Saloon  Chassis no. GS4/864876 Engine no. RH72058

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Lot 631
1954 Austin A40 Somerset Saloon
Registration no. HVH 390 Chassis no. GS4/864876 Engine no. RH72058

Sold for £ 2,300 (US$ 3,152) inc. premium
1954 Austin A40 Somerset Saloon
Registration no. HVH 390
Chassis no. GS4/864876
Engine no. RH72058
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.
We are advised that this unrestored example has spent long periods of its life in storage and that the recorded mileage of 53,000 is believed genuine. Recently fitted with new tyres and carpets, the car is reported as running sweetly. Flashing indicators and additional (in-period) spot lamps and mirrors are the only notified deviations from factory specification. Offered with old-style logbook, current road fund licence, MoT to November 2006 and Swansea V5 document.
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