1954 Austin A40 Somerset Saloon  Chassis no. GS64874345 Engine no. 1G988008

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Lot 3
1954 Austin A40 Somerset Saloon
Registration no. RTT 524 Chassis no. GS64874345 Engine no. 1G988008

Sold for £ 400 (US$ 564) inc. premium
1954 Austin A40 Somerset Saloon
Registration no. RTT 524
Chassis no. GS64874345
Engine no. 1G988008

Footnotes

  • Descended from the A40 Devon, the Austin A40 Somerset was built between 1952 and 1954. 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, while the separate front seats could be arranged as a bench to accommodate three up front.
    This example was sold to the BMIHT’s predecessor in 1976 by a Mr W Leworthy and is described as ‘running but requiring a complete body and chassis overhaul’. An old-style logbook and some recently expired MoTs/tax discs (most recent 2006) are offered with the car, which comes also with Swansea V5.
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