Driving into Summer | Lot 261

1969 Austin America

$3,960 USD | Sold

United States | Santa Paula, California

21 - 29 May 2020

Chassis No.
AA2SD 34141 M
  • A remarkable survivor
  • Just over 29,000 original miles
  • Extremely original in all respects
  • Automatic transmission
  • New exhaust and tires fitted in 2018
Please note the title for this particular lot is in transit and, in light of current world events and limited government office hours and closings, may be considerably delayed in reaching the successful buyer. It is expected that the delay could be up to six to eight weeks or more. Please speak with an RM representative for further details.

This preservation-class Austin America is an example of a car that has mostly vanished from today’s roads. A variant of BMC’s ADO16 platform, the Austin America used an 1,100-cc BMC A-Series inline four-cylinder in a front-wheel-drive platform designed by Alec Issigonis and intended to be a step up from the Mini. Styling was by Pininfarina.

This example was sold new in Minneapolis, Minnesota to a couple who used it for limited errand running duties. After moving to Kansas, the car was not driven much, being stored in a basement garage after 1985 due to failure of the liquid suspension. This may have been the car’s saving grace as it accounts for its remarkable level of preservation. The Austin shows nearly all its original paint as well as original interior upholstery and surfaces. The indicated mileage of just over 29,000 is understood to be original and is in keeping with its overall condition. Equipped with an automatic transmission, it is a classic that anyone can drive with ease.

It is most certainly going to be the only Austin America at your local car show!

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