1955 Austin A90 Westminster
February 14, 2016
This 1955 Austin A90 Westminster is a historic FIA rally car. This A90 has formed part of a collection of rally cars. It was discovered as a barn find. The Austin has been in the owner’s possession for over 20 years.
The A90 was restored to compete in the 1994 Monte Carlo Challenge and was initially rebuilt to original specification apart from twin 1½ SU carburetors, seat belts, fog lights, a Halda trip meter and snow tires.
On its first Monte the Austin, as described by the owner, had lost all brakes by the time it had reached Beaune in France but still managed to finish a very creditable and impressive 20th overall. By the time the Austin was ready for its second Monte, the car had been extensively upgraded. It now featured a three liter engine from a Wolseley 110, four speed floor change gearbox from an Austin Princess, Wolseley 110 front disc brakes and the ability to fit snow chains to the rear wheels.
The Austin has been campaigned in several other rallies, including LeJog finishing 7th overall on one occasion. The accompanying history file contains numerous receipts, handbooks, a spare 2600cc engine, two gearboxes, rear wheels with snow chains and a complete set of glass.