AUSTIN A40 Sports tourer
The Austin A40 Sports was first introduced at the 1949 London Motor Show as a four-passenger, aluminium-bodied convertible variant of the Austin A40 – carrying an Austin of England nameplate, bearing Austin's Flying A hood ornament, and designed and manufactured in conjunction with Jensen Motors. Production of the A40 Sports, which was intended as a sporty touring car, began in November 1950 for model year 1951. By the time production ended in 1953, just over 4,000 had been manufactured and not many remain today. This stunning survivor was and is an original Belgian registered motor. Extensively restored from its bare aluminium body, it is now presented in Old English White with matching wheels and hubcaps. The interior is original black with cream piping. The canvas top is brand new and has a detachable back window. Mechanically the car starts "on the button" and runs very smoothly. The drive is as it was intended, cruising in a 4-seat convertible enjoying the outside atmosphere, rather than based on performance, yet surprisingly able to keep up with current day traffic on both city and country roads.