1951 Austin A40 Sports Convertible Aluminum body by Jensen no reserve

1951 Austin A40 Sports

Make: Austin
Model: A40 Sports
Type: Convertible
Year: 1951
Mileage: 12,287
Engine: 1200cc
Cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Boise, Idaho, United States
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Description for Austin A40 Sports 1951

I’m pleased to offer an extremely rare LH drive 1951 Austin A40 Sports. It is the GD2 model with the floor 4 speed gear shift. The car was a joint venture with Jensen fabricating the bodies from aluminum and Austin using the A40 Devon Chassis. Wikipedia explains in detail this car:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austin_A40_Sports

I purchased the car three years ago from the Central Valley of California where it hibernated in a barn since 1972. I joined the Austin Counties Car Club and a Yahoo Forum to assist me with the restoration:

http://www.austincounties.org.uk/

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/Austin_Counties_Cars_News/info

With the help of both organizations I believe I now have all the parts to complete the restoration. My health prevents me from further work on the car. The car sustained some damage in the early70s to the front. Body work to fix this area as well as stripping of paint from other parts of the car was started at that time. The steel frame is rust free (due to being a California car).

The motor turns freely, and I had it running last fall after installing the rebuilt water pump.

Research from the registry at the Yahoo group confirms this is a numbers matching car .

Included with the car are: a set of BSF taps and dies, sockets and wrenches, owners and tuneup manual and California Blue Plate with 1973 decal.

Trafficators are included with the car and are operating but have been removed from the body.

Since acquiring the car I have done the following:

Rebuilt all the brake wheel cylinders and master cylinder

Installed correct SU carbs

Had the radiator flushed and painted

New hoses and thermostat

Water pump rebuilt

Head resurfaced and reinstalled with correct copper headgasket. Hardened valve seats,new valves and guides to accommodate unleaded fuel

Fuel Tank removed and cleaned

Generator rebuilt

The car came to me with some extra parts from an A40 Devon the previous owner had. Also included are receipts for work I have had completed plus various other information that came with the car.

I have a clear Idaho title to the car.

I will assist with loading the car for transport to its new home.