Bodywork seems very sound and equally good underneath, paint is very presentable as is the chrome. Interior is original except for some front carpet, seats are good and rear ‘hatchback’ plus fold down seats gives good load carrying capability. We understand that it recently had a full service, new brakes and master cylinder, along with a new MOT. It also has been fitted with electronic ignition, 4 new tyres and a new battery. Engine is a little rattly and synchromesh is weak, hence price for a rare Mk 1 car that could be improved with a little work or converted into a rally car. It comes with a good history file including 4 completed Shell Motor Car Maintenance Log Books, an owner’s handbook, a number of receipts and quite a collection of badges and plaques. The 93,700 miles indicated on the odometer may well be correct.
1961 austin a40 countryman mark-1 hatchback
The Old Motor House, Gidley Farm, Chieveley
Peasemore, RG20 8TX, Berkshire