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eskimo

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Aussie A40

Post26 Nov 2017 10:39

Hi all, it's been near two years since I got My little Farina.
It's finally road legal and starting to get a bit of use.
I still have some things that need doing when time (a rare thing for me) permits like a gearbox rebuild
and interior tidy up, etc but thought you might enjoy seeing pics of a very early example of this great
little car.
One day I'd like to restore it back to its original Rheims Beige but that might be a few years away.
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Claireysmurf

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Re: Aussie A40

Post26 Nov 2017 14:38

The early Sprite wheels look great on it
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Chairman Ed

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Re: Aussie A40

Post27 Nov 2017 07:33

Looks very nice and great background scenery as well.

Very tidy garage as well ! Puts mine to shame.
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Re: Aussie A40

Post27 Nov 2017 09:06

Hello eskimo, glad your old bird is finally free! You'll soon (re)discover the fun that can come from driving these little Austins. I guess if yours is an early car she was exported from Longbridge in knock-down-kit form, unless an owner imported her from the UK at some time in the past?

I don't know where you are in Australia, but we have three Club members in New South Wales; two chaps, Peter Asquith and Bob King, in Lake Munmorah who've managed to build the world's only road-legal convertible based on a Mk1 saloon, and Tony Kirwan in Berry, who owns an exceptionally rare Works-produced A40 camping car.

Now, with your winter safely behind you, do try and find some time to take the A40 out for a few more spins, and enjoy the summer!
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eskimo

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Re: Aussie A40

Post27 Nov 2017 09:24

Hi Keith, I'm in country Victoria and yes this would've been CKD kit as it was put together in Sydney in either 58 or 59.
I Haven't seen many around but apparently their is a few still about. I've a mate with A35s who I think is on the
look out for one after seeing mine.

The MX5 in the bottom pic is my hill climb car and the very first event I did a few years back I was easily beaten by a very elderly gentleman in a lovely yellow Farina race car. I haven't seen that car since but if I come across it again and funds are available I'd be very keen, they don't take up much room so I'd find space.

The early Sprite wheels look great on it


They do, I have new repro caps for it but prefer the period race look.
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stoney13

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Re: Aussie A40

Post30 Nov 2017 00:28

hi eskimo, do you go to the austin event once a year ??
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eskimo

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Re: Aussie A40

Post01 Dec 2017 09:25

Hi Stoney
No I don't
What Austin event is it?
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Re: Aussie A40

Post01 Dec 2017 21:08

its the one that by the Austin club of Australia
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