"CROSSING THE BLOCK"
ATHELHAMPTON HOUSE Near Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 7LG
Thursday 19 March 2015
1957 AUSTIN A105 WESTMINSTER SALOON
Registration Number: NSK 520
Chassis Number: BS7.HCO.48724
Engine Number: 26A/NO/H.48724
Steering: Right Hand Drive
MOT Test Expiry: 24 February 2016
Guide Price: £2500 - 3000
Lot No: 288
Arriving in 1955, the Austin Westminster was an updated and larger version of the Cambridge, and was equipped with a new C-Series, six cylinder engine and column gear change. The A90 was updated in 1956 to the A95 and the A105, which were longer models with improved performance, and also offered as an estate version.
Described by its owner as ‘an excellent driving motor car’, this A105 Westminster appears to be a good honest example with ‘everything working as it should, including the overdrive’. The interior of the Austin is good: the upholstery is in tidy condition and the carpets have recently been replaced. Instrumentation is all present, although to be precise, the petrol gauge is inaccurate. The bodywork requires a light restoration and would benefit from a respray. In general terms, the brightwork is in good order, although the front bumper requires rechroming. The underside is apparently in clean, good condition and the mechanics are described as good or very good in all departments; recent work has included the fitting of a new radiator, a complete brake overhaul and a petrol tank refurbishment. The Westminster has been in the current ownership for five years; with too many projects requiring attention, the vendor has decided to offer the A105 for sale.
NSK 520 is supplied with two V5C registration certificates.
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