1951 Austin A40 Dorset Tourer. Right-hand drive from new and powered by a 4-cylinder, 1200cc, 40bhp OHV engine. Cream with a tan leather interior and black soft top. Built from CKD kits at the Austin Distributors Federation plant in Petone, New Zealand. One of very few examples in the UK as they were only distributed in Australia and New Zealand which as they have a warmer climate means they don't suffer from the same rust problems as our cars over here.
The A40 Devon (and similar 2-door A40 Dorset) are automobiles that were marketed by Austin from 1947 to 1952 – the first post-war saloons to be produced by Austin – featuring a mix of old and new technologies. They were previewed by the UK press at the Paris Motor Show on 22 October 1947,
Arrived on our shores in July 2019 and just the one owner in the UK. Clearly the car was restored in its native New Zealand prior to coming to the UK as she is in a lovely condition. The car was shown at the NEC Classic Car Show in 2018 and had a lot of admiring interest. A very comfortable four seater convertible that drove just as she should upon test drive with a strong engine and changes smoothly through the gears. This little Austin has plenty of love to give and is ready to be enjoyed for summer driving with enough room for friends or family. MOT and tax exempt. Absolutely any inspection is welcome. All major debit cards accepted. Part exchange welcome. Free U.K mainland delivery. Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram @morseclassics.
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