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Top 10: Cars for sale at H&H auction

There are plenty of tempting classic cars for sale at H&H auction on Wednesday. Here are ten of our favourites.

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1965 Austin A40 MkII Historic Race Car - Estimate: £5000-£7000

This fantastic little number was used by racing driver Gabriel de Freitas (Konig) as her standard road car during 1989 before she had it converted for historic rallying. Used to contest the Charringtons Historic RAC Rally of Great Britain, Retrospective Circuit of Ireland Rally and Circuit of Ireland Historic Rally from 1990-1995, the two-door saloon was reconfigured as a circuit racer in time for the 2000 Goodwood Revival. Last run in anger at Chimay during 2005 after a string of class and group wins in the `Top Hat' and `Oldies but Goldies' race series, the Austin was regularly started and moved around while on display at the Beaulieu House Car Museum in Ireland from 2006-2013.

Treated to a bare shell refurbishment in 1992 and an overhaul of its Formula Junior specification cylinder head twelve years later, the A40 also boasts the following modifications: long centre branch manifold, large diameter clutch, alternator, oil cooler, straight-cut gearbox, Ridgard seat, full rollcage, laminated front screen, solid fuel pump, foam filled petrol tank, oil breather tank, lowered nylon bush suspension, Peter May halfshafts, additional gauges, Perspex rear / side windows, Minilite-style wheels, plumbed-in / handheld fire extinguishers, full aeroquip-style brake lines, Midget front disc brakes and twin SU 1.5-in carburettors.

Although without a current V5C registration document the car is still listed on the DVLA and HPi databases under the number plate `HUR 216C'. Running and driving but in need of recommissioning and updating, this well-campaigned A40 has the makings of an exciting project and is accompanied by an old RAC MSA logbook, expired FIA HVIF papers and assorted spares (body panels, camshaft, differential etc).


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