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Friday 13 February 2015

1966 AUSTIN A35 5cwt VAN - CHARTERHOUSE 15/02/15

   February 15th 2015
Classic Car Auction
Location: The Royal Bath and West Showground, BA4 6QN, at the Footman James Great Western Autojumble, Saturday February 14th 9.30am to 4.00pm, with the auction on Sunday February 15th at 12 noon, opening 9.30am
1966 AUSTIN A35 5cwt VAN
A 1966 Austin A35 5cwt van, registration number LGN 486D, chassis number AAV8-60732, engine number 45286, green. Austin's lightweight commercial was manufactured between 1956 and 1968. A familiar sight on British roads they were a firm favourite with small businesses ferrying many a plumber or electrician to a his next job or a grocer on a delivery round. This charming example was registered to its owner a Mr Frank Kinner from Ashford Surrey who retained the van until 1970 when it was sold to a Wiltshire gentleman. According to the RF60 logbook and other documentation the van has subsequently resided in the West Country. The current owner purchased the van in 2008 from a friend and embarked on a restoration. This came to fruition with the van taking to the road approximately three years ago. During the restoration all corroded metal was cut out of the body and new metal installed where necessary (a large job!) The 1098cc engine was rebuilt, a new wiring loom was installed, the suspension was rebuilt and the braking system was thoroughly overhauled with new components. The vendor now informs us that after all of the mechanical refurbishment the van drives very well. The bodywork was repainted by hand due to space constraints and would benefit from a respray. The A35 van is still a viable work horse making an excellent commercial advertising vehicle which would certainly make your company stand out from the crowd. RF60, V5C, MOT to May 2015, tax exempt

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