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SOLD 1954 Austin A40 Somerset


1954 Austin A40 Somerset


Immaculate in black with the most superb original tan upholstery.

Very sadly on the market due to the untimely passing of its owner - a good friend of our family - Mr Colin Dobinson of Alnwick.

Colin, a prolific collector, has owned this superb example since 2008, although due to illness has had little use of her in recent years.

A large history folder includes invoices, MOT history, original handbooks and confirmation of servicing. Most interestingly we have the original purchase invoice when supplied by Hargreaves and Bailey Ltd of Blackpool to a Mr Meng on 16th January 1954 for the princely sum of £706-10-4. An expensive purchase by any standard, not helped by Government Purchase Tax of approx £200.00.

Feels right, smells right. 

On site now for viewing.

We are open 7 days a week here at Thornton Le Dale for pre-sale viewing, although a quick phone call prior to travelling is advised.

Thank you.


  • Lot Number: 24
  • Year: 1954
  • Make: Austin
  • Model: A40 Somerset
  • Registration: GFV 782
  • Engine Size: 1200cc
  • Estimate: £5500 - £6000