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Lot 020: Austin A35 Countryman

Classic & Vintage Cars & Motorcycles, Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers (16 May 2012)

Introduced in 1956, the Austin A35 was a much-improved version of its A30 predecessor. The name reflected the fact that it used a larger 35bhp A-Series 948cc engine as found in the new Morris Minor 1000. This powerplant gave the little Austin surprisingly good performance for its class and even led to some saloon car racing successes during the late-50's  indeed several A35s are still being campaigned in historic races today, often humbling much larger machines with their pace and agility. Like the A30, the A35 was offered as a two- or four-door saloon, a 'Countryman' estate and also as a van. It was a huge success with the buying public and some 130,000 A35 saloons were sold before it was replaced with the Farina-styled A40 in 1959. A two-door saloon tested by the Motor magazine in 1956 was found to have a top speed of 72mph and could accelerate from 0-60 mph in 30 seconds. A fuel consumption of 42mpg was recorded. Dating from May 1958, this A35 Countryman was acquired by the Stondon Museum in August 2007. The current indicated mileage is 48,816 and it comes with four old MOT certificates

Lot Details
Auction Classic & Vintage Cars & Motorcycles
Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers, Easters Court, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 0DE
TypeCar
Lot Number020
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)£1500
Year1958
Condition rating
Registration numberRFO 284
Mileage-
Chassis numberAV5LCS121304
Engine number9UL121304
Engine capacity (cc)948
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors