1953 Austin Somerset Covertible 1.2L - older restoration

Sale price: $5000,00 make an offer

Technical specifications

Fuel Type:Gasoline
Interior Color:White
Engine:1.2L 1200CC 73Cu. In. l4 GAS Naturally Aspirated
Number of Cylinders:4
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Current customer rating: current rating for this car (4)
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Very nice body on solid frame with new white interior and De Ville soft top. Engine runs nicely with good compression. Paint is good is but she deserves an original color paint job. Engine bay is very clean and parts painted as original. These are extremely rare cars and even rarer to find them in this good condition. I have been told there may be as few as 25 in running condition. She has a nicely done interior with a custom made soft top cover to match. The only issues I am aware of is that the front side windows can come loose in their tracks and I do have one new replacement window lift mechanism for this easy fix and the semaphore arms work but are a little sticky. She gets many thumbs up and attracts lots of attention at shows or when cruising.
The frame and steering gear were painted and look to be in very good condition. The steering box and suspension/steering are as good as new and brakes work fine. The underside of the car is also painted and looks as good as the topside.
The car rides smoothly but it is heavy and relatively underpowered due to the small engine. She shifts smoothly with a nice clutch action but the engine smokes a little in common with many of her contemporaries. Because the car has been restored previously, mileage which shows 60,750 cannot be guaranteed.
If you like to get attention and enjoy classic car shows, bid on this car. You will almost never see another! Bids from outside of the US are welcome.
I can provide more pictures and information on request. I am selling the car for the widow of my best friend who unfortunately just passed away so this car will not be a giveaway but will be sold at a fair price with a clean Florida title.

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