1956 AUSTIN A50 CAMBRIDGE
Historics at Brooklands | 26-Nov-2016 | Historics at Brooklands November Sale | Venue : Brooklands Museum
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : 147
Year : 1956
Engine Size : See Description
Transmission : manual
RHD
Registration No. : KAS 625
Chassis No. : HJS5-185245
Engine No. : 1H185245
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale
 

 

This charming righthand drive A50 Cambridge from 1956 was
resident of IADS Malaysian Airbase (Integrated Air Defence System)
until spotted by RAF serviceman, Flight Sergeant Stephen Pollitt,
who was also based in Malaysia and saved the car for Britain. It
was repatriated home in 2000 from the airbase where this car is
understood to have lived a charmed life ferrying pilots and
servicemen to their aircraft and, in doing so, accumulated just
5,000 miles from new.  Whilst we regret it's impossible to
warrant this figure, it is plausible that the condition of the car
is commensurate with this mileage. 

The Butterscotch upholstery is in largely good order, the door
cards still have plastic shrouding over them and the whole car has
a very genuine feel about it, clearly having been cherished. The
engine barks to life at first attempt and runs sweetly.  
The column shift gear selector engages gears accurately and propels
the car with ease, though we have to confess you will not be
setting any land speed records with this car. Accompanying our A50
Cambridge is a host of very official looking Malaysian documents
and paperwork, as well as its UK V5C registration certificate.
For sale by auction on Saturday 26 November 2016 with Historics at Brooklands, Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit, Weybridge, Surrey, Call 01753 639170