Built in Australia in 1928 this Model A came to the UK in 1990 having previously been restored. From then it was used regularly in trials and rallies before becoming the property of Octane Magazine’s deputy editor Mark Dixon in 2008 featuring every month in the ‘Octane Cars’ section. Two more UK owners continued to use the car for similar events, the previous owner having much work completed before the car ran in the Historic Endurance Rally Organisation’s 1000 Mile Trial after which it was upgraded with a later Model B engine and 5 speed gearbox.
It comes with a large history file showing much maintenance over the years and although now showing its ‘rally’ age it remains in generally good order with the integrity of the body still good. Mechanically the car is very good, the 3.3 litre engine has plenty of power and runs well with no known issues.
This is a tried and tested car that would continue to make an excellent entry into Historic rallies already fitted with rally timing equipment or a great trials car, or just a fun and reliable pre War classic.