1957 AUSTIN CAMBRIAN 4 DOOR SALOON - 117164 Sold* at Scottsdale 2012 - Lot #333.2 1957 AUSTIN CAMBRIAN 4 DOOR SALOON https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/117164/117164_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #333.2

1957 AUSTIN CAMBRIAN 4 DOOR SALOON

Auction Scottsdale 2012
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 333.2
Year 1957
Make AUSTIN
Model
Style CAMBRIAN 4 DOOR SALOON
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN HS6LHCS46804
Exterior Color MINT GREEN
Interior Color DARK GREEN
Cylinders 4
Engine Size 1.5L
Transmission MANUAL
Description

Lot #333.2 - One rarely finds a car with this type of history and documentation. The name Cambridge had already been taken and used by Plymouth, so in the USA, this model became known as the Cambrian instead. Ordered new by a lady in Maryland, the car was brought to Southern California in the late 50s where it spent its life, thus having absolutely zero rust. A two owner car with every gas record written down in a small book, with number of gallons and the cost written in pencil. The car has had one lacquer repaint in its life according to the previous owner, and it still shines well. The interior has been freshened with some new seat material and carpet, but retains beautiful originality. The car has 51,712 actual miles, and this is documented on its California title. Beautiful art deco styling and a stunning motor compartment set off this little jewel, along with it's near perfect side trim. It has a subtle hand painted accent stripe which enhances the car's appearance. The doors shut with a nice soft click, with a solid feel, and the car motors down the road with ease, exercising its whopping 51hp. Boxes and boxes of memorabilia, manuals, magazines, its British Heritage Certificate, and extra parts accompany the car, including a period correct Motorolla AM radio.
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