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This sensational Austin A40 Farina MK 1 De-lux was built on the 2nd of April 1959 and despatched on the 3rd of April 1959 to L.F.Dove Ltd of Croydon. The car was supplied new in Horizon Blue with a Black Roof and beautiful Pale Blue interior and optional extras include a heater, reversing light and windscreen washers. This special car had been with one owner for 40 years, prior to that the car belonged to his Father for 7 years. VOY 182 comes with a fabulous, comprehensive history file warranting the mileage of just 60,000 miles from new. We have MOT certificates dating as far back as the 1970’s, invoices for servicing and maintenance, a lovely hand-written fuel log and an endless list of Classic Car Shows that have been attended. The Austin also comes with a Heritage Certificate confirming the car is still as per original specification.
VOY 182 is in outstanding condition having been subject of one major body restoration in its life time. In 1992 the Austin was entrusted to Auto - Renovations of Chesterfield for a body restoration with panels supplied by Radford Panel company of Warwick. The original invoices are on file for the sum of £2511.74. Since this work, the Austin has only covered in the region of 10,000 miles which would explain why the body and paintwork after all this time are still in such exceptional condition.
The car presents in outstanding condition due to the care and dedication of the long term owner whom was a long serving very respected committee member of the A 40 Farina Club. This has the potential of being one of the very best considering factors such as low ownership, low mileage, history, originality and of course the first class condition. Complementing the excellent paintwork, bodywork and chrome is a beautiful upholstery, stunning, show standard engine bay and boot area. The underside of the Austin is first class as expected, and on the road, it drives beautifully with an excellent, strong engine, smooth gearbox and lovely handling and sharp brakes. This is a real collectors piece and one for the discerning buyer. Cars of this quality are in demand, particularly with such provenance and history.