Where preservation, restoration and continued use of all Austin A40, and other Austin or BMC motor vehicle is our life.

1947 Austin 16

Peter Hooper
by Peter Hooper
Published: June 22, 2018 (3 weeks ago)
Cranbourne East

1947 Austin Sixteen BS1 4 door Saloon $13,500
Current insured value $16,682 (Shannons)

4cyl 2199 cc OHV engine
Speedo: 106,700 miles
Full Rego: AUST-16 (28 Aug 2018)

Black with brown interior, 4 door, 5 seats
Early restoration, engine, body and interior in good order.

Matching numbers. Aesthetic balance between originality and safety. Radial tyres all round (c1500 miles used, spare unused); alternator fitted inside original generator housing; modern head and taillights globes fitted; tow bar; modern radiator core within original surround; brown front seat belts; blinkers and discrete additional taillights. Remanufactured Holden SU carby (original Zenith will be supplied). Brand new brakes front and rear with soft linings (Still bedding in). Converted to negative earth. Period driving lights. Built-in hydraulic jacks complete but not working.

Vehicle runs well and ready for use.

Comes with workshop manual, spare parts manual, drivers manual, some spares etc.. Personalised number plate available if required.

Over the past 15 years the car has been on numerous rallies, including AOA Ballarat & Canberra, Federation 40, Macedon Ranges Grand Tour, Ballarat Begonia Rallies and many “Show ‘n’ Shines” etc. Popular wedding car. The Sixteen is an exceptional comfortable vehicle for touring; will sit on 110 km/h, most comfortable around 90 km/h.

Must sell. Rental garage no longer available.

NOTE:  The seats are all the same colour. Variations in photos are due to different cameras and lighting,