Introduced in 1956, the A35 replaced the highly successful Austin A30. The name reflected the larger and more powerful 34hp A-Series engine enabling a slightly higher top speed and better acceleration. Similar in appearance to the A30 except for a larger rear window aperture and a painted front grill with chrome horse-shoe surround, both had 13” wheels and was offered as a two or four door saloon, ‘Countryman’ estate and van. The A35 was successfully raced in its day and can still be seen today at historic race meetings.
This wonderful A35 presented in Old English White was built to full HRDC 2017 race specification by the current vendor. This bare metal rebuild included new sills, floorplans and door braces; as well as a full HRDC rollcage and fibreglass wings, bonnet and boot. We are advised that all the safety equipment included seat and harnesses are in date and the car is described to be both competitive and easy to drive.
The car is eligible for HRDC Academy and A Series Challenge, HRDC Touring Greats, Coy’s Trophy and CTCRC Pre ’66; among others. Recently the car was driven to First in Class at the 2017 Donington Historic Festival and was also chosen to compete in the St Mary’s Trophy at the Goodwood Revival in 2016, driven by the enigmatic Sir Chris Hoy. The car comes with a detailed history file containing all the invoices for the restoration / build, as well as all the necessary papers for racing and we are told that the current builder and preparer of the car is available to offer race support to the new owner should it be required. A wonderful prospect for the 2018 season and a sure ticket into some of the most exhilarating racing there is on offer.