The Classic Sale At Silverstone Festival 25th - 27th August 2023

+ buyers premium of 12.5% plus VAT (15% incl VAT) on the first £300,000 of the hammer and 10% plus VAT (12% incl VAT) thereafter 9 Registration: VAS 189 Chassis No.: A255HCS146727 Estimate: £15,000 - £18,000 Specialist: Harry Fox-Edwards Telephone No: 07398 872032 Lot 302 1958 Austin A35 Competition Car The Austin A35 was a charming compact car produced from 1956 to 1959, but despite its humble beginnings, A35s have seen racetracks across the globe in various different formats due to their lightweight construction and nimble handling. Nearly 70 years later these A35s not only have a remarkably rich racing history, but they continue to captivate racing enthusiasts in their constant David vs. Goliath battles. In recent years, A35s saw even more attention being paid to them with dedicated racing competitions celebrating their enduring appeal on the track and preserving its legacy for generations to come. Finished in black and white, this stunning little A35 was bought by our vendor in 2017 specifically for the Silverstone Classic’s Celebrity Race. The Race ended up being an absolute spectacle, drawing hordes of spectators but more importantly raising over £10,000 for Prostate Cancer UK. As the sun set and early evening drizzle turned into relentless rain, the 3.6-mile Silverstone Grand Prix circuit became treacherous, adding to the excitement and making it a unique challenge for the star-studded line up of participants. Behind the wheel of this iconic Austin A35 was none other than the Olympic Gold Medalist, Jason Kenny. Alongside him, a constellation of gold medal-winning Olympians, legendary athletes, TV stars, radio presenters, best-selling authors, and rock sensations came together to create an electrifying atmosphere. With its impeccable preparation by Westbourne Motors, this Austin A35 race car showcased its outstanding performance, agility, and resilience throughout the thrilling race. As the dust settled and the chequered flag waved, the legacy of VAS 189 was etched into the annals of motorsport history. It had not only left an indelible mark on the track but also contributed to a noble cause by supporting Prostate Cancer UK. Presenting very well in its fetching colour combination of black and white paintwork with a chequered radiator, the car is fresh to market having been carefully looked after and very well maintained in our vendor’s ownership, always remaining in a temperature controlled garage/workshop facility. Following its illustrious racing days, this incredible Austin A35 race car stands ready for its next chapter. With an impressive track record, it promises to deliver unparalleled excitement and a reachable connection to the world of motorsports for its future custodian. Embodying the spirit of speed, skill, and camaraderie, this plucky little A35 beckons all car enthusiasts and collectors to embark on an unforgettable journey with a genuine piece of racing heritage. Priced very realistically to sell today at a fraction of its original cost and, offered freshly prepared by Westbourne Motors, this is a very reasonable, exceptionally well-prepared and proven way into historic racing with eligibility to race in a number of series. Whether its raced or used as a fast road car, you know you’ll have a beaming smile on your face. A plucky and proven race car, bought specifically and used successfully in the 2017 Silverstone Classic Celebrity Race by Jason Kenny, fresh to market following sale preparation. More Details Lot 302 Bid On Lot 302