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Lot 195
1958 Austin A95 Westminster
1958 Austin A95 Westminster
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Lot Number: 195
Estimate: £6,500 - 8,500
  • V5 Present
  • MoT Exempt
  • Chassis number: B56HCS53237
The Westminster, in its various derivates, occupied the top spot of Austin's range from 1954 to 1968. The 2.6‑litre six‑cylinder A95 variant debuted in autumn 1956 as a more powerful and lengthened upgrade of the previous A90. The model lasted through to 1959 before being replaced by the Pininfarina‑styled A99.

This example was built in 1957, but wasn't sold and registered until January 1958. While many left the factory in a single colour, dealers charged an extra £15 for a side flash and another £15 on top of that for a roof colour change. This car obviously received both, with a red roof and flash contrasting with its grey livery, before being dispatched to its new owner by Patrick Motors Ltd of Birmingham.


The mileage now is showing on the odometer as 68,515 miles, although this isn't warranted. The vehicle is now MoT‑exempt because of its historic status, with its last MoT having expired in March 2013.

Work undertaken between 2004 and July 2021 includes new rear springs, a complete new clutch, new front suspension kingpins with fulcrum pins and bushes, new twin front exhaust pipes and flexibles and a spin‑on cartridge oil filter conversion kit. Two refurbished rear wings were fitted in 2009, with electronic ignition in 2013. New sills, custom‑made from double thickness steel, have also gone on, and rewiring has also been undertaken with an alternator installed. The dashboard has been rebuilt so that all instruments work as they should, save for the clock.  

There's an extensive history which includes the current V5C (showing three former registered keepers) as well as the original buff logbook. There's also two driver's handbooks, service booklet, a Pitman's Motorists' Library Book of the Austin, BMC service manual and two BMC parts catalogues, alongside a lubrication chart, copies of 1956 and 1957 road tests from The Motor, a Popular Classics road test from 1992, and Classic Car Weekly buying feature. The paperwork folder also includes assorted bills, invoices and MoT certificates dating back to the 1960s, all suggesting a vehicle that has received a lot of care and attention over the years.

PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR VIDEO PRODUCED 8TH DECEMBER BY ACA OF THIS CAR.
The Westminster, in its various derivates, occupied the top spot of Austin's range from 1954 to 1968. The 2.6-litre six-cylinder A95 variant debuted in autumn 1956 as a more powerful and lengthened upgrade of the previous A90. The model lasted through to 1959 before being replaced by the Pininfarina-styled A99. This example was built in 1957, but wasn't sold and registered until January 1958. While many left the factory in a single colour, dealers charged an extra £15 for a side flash and another £15 on top of that for a roof colour change. This car obviously received both, with a red roof and flash contrasting with its grey livery, before being dispatched to its new owner by Patrick Motors Ltd of Birmingham. The mileage now is showing on the odometer as 68,515 miles, although this isn't warranted. The vehicle is now MoT-exempt because of its historic status, with its last MoT having expired in March 2013. Work undertaken between 2004 and July 2021 includes new rear springs, a complete new clutch, new front suspension kingpins with fulcrum pins and bushes, new twin front exhaust pipes and flexibles and a spin-on cartridge oil filter conversion kit. Two refurbished rear wings were fitted in 2009, with electronic ignition in 2013. New sills, custom-made from double thickness steel, have also gone on, and rewiring has also been undertaken with an alternator installed. The dashboard has been rebuilt so that all instruments work as they should, save for the clock. There's an extensive history which includes the current V5C (showing three former registered keepers) as well as the original buff logbook. There's also two driver's handbooks, service booklet, a Pitman's Motorists' Library Book of the Austin, BMC service manual and two BMC parts catalogues, alongside a lubrication chart, copies of 1956 and 1957 road tests from The Motor, a Popular Classics road test from 1992, and Classic Car Weekly buying feature. The paperwork folder also includes assorted bills, invoices and MoT certificates dating back to the 1960s, all suggesting a vehicle that has received a lot of care and attention over the years. PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR VIDEO PRODUCED 8TH DECEMBER BY ACA OF THIS CAR.
  • V5 Present
  • Chassis number: B56HCS53237
Estimate: £6,500 - 8,500

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