Only 29,000 miles! This Austin America is an example of a car that has mostly vanished from today’s roads. The car is very original and would be welcome in most preservation classes.
Having a BMC’s ADO16 platform, the Austin America used an 1,100-cc BMC A-Series inline four-cylinder. The car is front-wheel-drive and was designed by Alec Issigonis and intended to be a step up from the Mini. Styling was completed by Pininfarina.
The car in question was sold new in Minneapolis, Minnesota to a family that used it for limited errands. 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 probably saved the Austin 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. Sold.
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