Historics at Brooklands | 26-Nov-2016 | Historics at Brooklands November Sale | Venue : Brooklands Museum
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : 242
Year : 1970
Engine Size : See Description
Transmission : manual
Registration No. : NSA 338H
Chassis No. : ABSAD3371M
Engine No. : RUH3421
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale


The Austin Three-litre is a British saloon car that was
introduced by Austin at the London Motor Show in 1967 and in July
1968, cars were beginning to emerge from the plant. The car was
intended to be BMC's offering in the three-litre executive class
and was originally designed in the early 1960s, before the British
Leyland era. Unlike the visually similar, but smaller, front-wheel
drive ADO17 range, the 125bhp engine drove the rear wheels through
a conventional four-speed gearbox. The car used Hydrolastic
suspension with self-leveling hydraulic rams at the rear and was
praised for its excellent ride and handling.

To cater for its intended market, the interior was luxurious,
featuring wood veneers and cloth headlining. It was very much in
the spirit of its Austin Westminster predecessor, a large car with
an understressed large-capacity engine that put an emphasis on
luxury and ride comfort. First registered on 1st January 1970, this
fine example is finished in Persian Blue and fitted with a manual
overdrive gearbox with power steering. We are informed it was
exhibited in a showroom for many years hence the very low mileage
of just 32,000. The car has changed hands just twice in the last 32
years and is now showing three registered owners. Supplied with a
V5 document and an MoT test certificate valid until December 2016,
this rare and lovely three-litre is offered at no reserve.
For sale by auction on Saturday 26 November 2016 with Historics at Brooklands, Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit, Weybridge, Surrey, Call 01753 639170