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Monday, 7 September 2020

AUSTIN A40 COUNTRYMAN - HandH Auctions A B C Online Auction - Wednesday, 16th September 2020

  


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AUSTIN A40 COUNTRYMAN

Registration No: UXS 168
Chassis No: GP4689006
MOT: Exempt

Motor Car Location: Staffordshire

  • Restoration by current owner completed in 2019 with photographs of work completed
  • Supplied with the original order form
  • Offered with a substantial collection of past invoices and MOT's
  • Desirable original Countryman Bodystyle

Introduced in 1947, the A40 was Austin's first 'clean sheet' post-WW2 family saloon design. Based on a sturdy chassis frame equipped with independent front suspension, a 'live' rear axle, and four-wheel drum brakes, the newcomer was powered by a 1200cc OHV four-cylinder engine allied to a four-speed manual transmission. With some 40bhp on tap, it was reputedly capable of over 70 mph. Once production was in full swing and the principal Devon (four-door) and Dorset (two-door) saloon models firmly established, other variants joined the A40 line-up including a Jensen-designed sports four-seater, 10cwt pick-up, 10cwt van and estate car (or 'Countryman' as it was known). Styled in-house by Dick Burzi, the commercial A40s contrived to be stylish yet practical. Though, today - thanks to years of overloading, stop-start motoring and general abuse - survivors are few and far between.

Finished in Keswick Green with Brown leather interior which the vendor informs is mostly original, this A40 Countryman is an original bodied Countryman with sliding side windows. In its current ownership for around the past three years, Austin has been subject to restoration work under present custodianship including paint, engine overhaul, re-wiring, and fitting of the electronic ignition, new water pump, and unleaded cylinder head. Offered with a full V5, original order form, and a substantial collection of past MOTs and invoices from the Austin's life, it is also offered with photos of the restoration work. The A40 is showing an unwarranted 71,700 miles.

Vendor Condition Ratings:

Bodywork: 'Very Good'
Engine: 'Excellent'
Electrical Equipment: 'Excellent'
Paintwork: 'Very Good'
Gearbox: 'Very Good'
Interior Trim: 'Very Good'







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Sunday, 6 September 2020

1937 STANDARD FLYING 10 - HANDH Auctions A B C Online Auction - Wednesday, 16th September 2020 14:00

 


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1937 STANDARD FLYING 10

Registration No: APM 456
Chassis No: P6878DL
MOT: Exempt

Motor Car Location: East Sussex

  • Older restoration completed during the 1990s
  • Understood to have been first registered in East Sussex, where it still resides today
  • Offered with a full V5

Along with the rest of the Flying range, the '10' introduced in March 1936 signalled Standard's embrace of the flamboyant styling trends that were sweeping both sides of the Atlantic. In contrast to its predecessor's conservative lines and upright stance, the Flying 10 sported an arched roofline, waterfall grille, bulbous wings and a beetle-back complete with spilt rear windscreen. Built on a cruciform-braced, ladder frame chassis featuring all-round leaf-sprung suspension and four-wheel drum brakes, it was powered by a four-cylinder unit mated to four-speed manual transmission. Reputedly capable of 64mph and 33mpg, the handsome saloon provided dependable but not austere transport. Priced at £199 ex-Works, its standard specification included: a sliding roof, adjustable steering column, chrome headlamps, flat spring-steel bumper lades, external horns and twin scuttle-mounted wipers etc.

This Flying 10 is finished in the handsome combination of Grey and Blue with Blue leather interior which the vendor descirbes as excellent throughout. Owned by the vendor for around 5 years and is offered with a full V5.

Vendor Condition Ratings:

Bodywork: 'Very Good'

Engine: 'Very Good'

Electrical Equipment: 'Very Good'

Paintwork: 'Good'

Gearbox: 'Very Good'

Interior Trim: 'Excellent'





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Saturday, 5 September 2020

1935 AUSTIN EIGHT -A B C Online Auction - Wednesday, 16th September 2020 14:00


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1935 AUSTIN EIGHT
Registration: UJ 6824
Chassis No: 290307
Estimate: £2000 - £3000









Motor Car Location: Essex
  • Garage find from a deceased estate
  • Reported to have been in the garage since 1990
  • Offered with a collecion of spares
  • V5 has been applied for but may not be present by the time of sale
William Morris, later to be ennobled Lord Nuffield, launched his first Minor in 1928 as a direct competitor for Austin's Seven, powered by an 847cc single overhead cam motor developed by Wolseley. 39,087 ohc-engined Minor cars and commercials, and a further 47,231 vehicles with sidevalve motors were built. The first Minor was replaced by the new Eight at the 1934 London Show. During its five year production run, a total of 21,000 Eights were made at Cowley, 15 per cent of them being open tourers, though most saloons like this 1935-built example.
Vendor Condition Ratings:
Bodywork: 'Very Good'
Engine: 'Good'
Electrical Equipment: 'Good'
Paintwork: 'Good'
Gearbox: 'Good'
Interior Trim: 'Very Good'


 

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Tuesday, 14 July 2020

1989 ASTON MARTIN V8 VANTAGE VOLANTE X-PACK CONVERTIBLE - HISTORICS AUCTIONS 10th Anniversary Grand Summer Sale Windsorview Lakes Horton Road, Datchet SL39HY Berkshire SATURDAY 18th JULY 2020


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1989 ASTON MARTIN V8 VANTAGE
VOLANTE X-PACK CONVERTIBLE
RegistrationG755 TRR
Chassis NumberSCFCV81VXKTR15804
Engine NumberV5805804
Odometer reading40,685 miles
Estimate£280,000 - £320,000



  • One of only 30 cars
  • Current ownership for 21 years
  • Warranted mileage
This car can be viewed in person from 14th to 18th July 2020 at our the auction site, Windsorview Lakes, Datchet, SL3 9HY
The Aston Martin V8 Vantage was hailed as ‘Britain’s First Supercar’ for its 170 mph top speed when introduced. Straight-line performance was staggering, with acceleration from 0–60 mph in 5.3 seconds, one-tenth of a second quicker than the Ferrari Daytona, its main competitor of the time, and a 0-100mph time of 12.7 seconds. It became the world’s fastest accelerating production car due to the tuned version of the existing 5,340cc engine breathing through a quartet of 48mm Weber carburettors. Valves and ports were enlarged and the camshafts changed, resulting in an estimated maximum output of around 375bhp. With the optional 'X-Pack' power was increased to 432bhp, a significant upgrade.


Stunning from every angle, the X-Pack Volante represents the pinnacle of decades of hand-assembled Aston Martin production. Readily distinguishable from the standard car by virtue of its blocked-off bonnet scoop, blanked air intake, front chin spoiler and lipped boot lid, this car is a stunning combination of beauty, luxury and power and is as rare today as it was when it first saw the light of day.



This exceptional V8 Vantage Volante with X-Pack is one of only 30 cars ever produced mating the 580X engine to the smooth automatic transmission to create the ultimate coach built Grand Tourer. Finished in Salisbury Blue with Magnolia hides piped blue, the car is complemented by a dark blue mohair roof. One of the very last cars ever built, chassis number 15804 has been with our vendor for a staggering 21 years and comes with an extensive history file documenting its life and care.



The build sheet from April 1989 shows that this example was originally specified as a left hand drive car built for British Motors Monaco however investigations tell us that this example didn’t find its way to Monaco and was instead sold to its original owner a Mr. K. Tandon of Mayfair, London who purchased and registered the car in his company name in November 1989 after the Aston Martin factory at Newport Pagnell had stripped and converted this car back to right hand drive, an invoice of which sits within the history file.



Mr. Tandon stored the car at his home, together with a number of other classics, until he sold the car in 1991 having covered just 450 miles. The new owner, Mr. Leniham from Sheffield, was another car enthusiast with a small but not insignificant collection and he kept the car for just over a year during which time he had it serviced at Newport Pagnell. In February 1992, the car was sold to Mr. Oliver of Oliver Valves Ltd in Cheshire, who again had it factory serviced in April 1993. In 1996, after three years, our vendor purchased the car via Old Town Trading Company for the sum of £75,000, and ownership has remained with him until this day both in the UK and six years in the Costa Del Sol, Spain where he resided until recently.



With just 40,685 miles on the clock; the majority of which having been covered by the current owner, this example has been maintained regardless of cost. The fabulous history file includes a fully documented maintenance history down to receipts for tyres, and the mileage is warranted by the inclusion of every MoT test certificate since 1995 including the current one valid until February 2021. The car also comes with the original tool kit and complete Handbook Wallet Pack and is fitted with a sports exhaust together with a Kenwood satellite navigation system - the originals are also supplied should the new owner wish to return it to its original state.



In production for only three years, the V8 Vantage Volante is one of Aston Martin’s most iconic models and is regarded as the ultimate example.



Viewing this exceptional car in person is highly recommended, and it certainly warrants the attention of collectors and drivers alike.

The health and safety of both our customers and team remains the utmost priority, we are therefore operating to Government guidelines throughout viewing and auction day.



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