1961 AustinA40 Farina Restoration Project For Sale
Registration 596NKJ first registered Feb 1961.
Mileage 84111. Bought 1981 by current owner. Used for school runs until 1991 then 'retired' in large dry garage. Unused since 1991, last MOT and road tax. Now classed as Historic Vehicle - Tax and MOT exempt, however will need a voluntary MOT prior to road use or registration sale. Ideal base for restoration project. New sills welded in place 1988.
BMI Heritage Trust cert dated Nov 1991.
Quoted £2K for registration June 2016, subject to MOT, reconfirmed March 2019.
Some work started Sept 2016 - brake cyls and seals, Master cylinder and hoses replaced together with a new Fuel pump and battery. After being unused for 25 years, it needed only a few hours and the new fuel pump to get the engine ticking over smoothly. Brakes, clutch and gearbox all worked fine. Spares included are front wheel bearing kits, water pump, water hoses and vee belt all from the A40 Farina club
Cosmetically the car will need some attention but it's such a good little car it could be very rewarding as a restoration project.
This model is quite rare, but this car is the rarest version, version GD2, with the gearshift lever out of the "ground" and the quadrant on the driver's side. 1.197cc and 51cv. Aluminium body manufactured.....
Manufactured in 1963 and first registered 10/11/65, this A40 Farina is a very original car. The 1098cc engine is in very good order and has received a full service that included new oil, oil filter.....
The Austin A40 Devon was a replacement for the Austin Eight, ten and twelve horse power models. It was a four door saloon with a two door sister version called the Dorset. The 40 indicated the power.....