Ready for an exclusive project? For our British “Austin” enthusiasts, Zoom Classic Cars presents a once in a lifetime collection that is ready for a new owner to restore the spark back into this family. This offering is the result of 25 years of collecting that has produced a uniquely diverse 30 vehicle inventory of 1947-1953 Austin(s), some very unique project cars and loads of Austin parts. Unfortunately, time has caught up with the current owner and he is unable to see his final vision for restoration through. Some might recognize these models as a close looking “Morris” rather than “Austin”. Here is the brief history. The Austin Motor Company, better known as Austin, was an English automotive manufacturer that was established in 1905. Austin was founded by Herbert Austin and was one of the first English car makers. The company first started creating more luxurious models, yet one of Austin's most famous models was the Seven, a simple, inexpensive economy car. In 1952, Austin merged with Morris to create the British Motor Corporation, although both the Austin and Morris names continued to be used for similar products. Together, these companies would sell the legendary Mini before the model became an independent brand. Austin was also part of the legendary Austin-Healey collaboration that produced some of England's most notable sports cars. The Austin brand would go through various owners, including British Leyland and the Rover Group, before being discontinued in 1987.
Breaking down this collection as follows:
30 Austin’s in various condition, some have proper Bill of Sale, others with no documentation. Some cars complete, some requiring restoration, some solely parts vehicles and a mix of left and right-hand drive.
One FORD Model “T” – No engine, No trans, and some damage overall.
One FORD GT Replica (kit car) mounted to a 1966 VW Chassis – no engine, does have trans and four-wheel disc brakes.
List arranged by model and quantity:
1948 Austin A40 Dorset (3)
1949 Austin A40 Dorset (1)
1952 Austin A40 Sports (aluminum body convertible)
1948 Austin 40 Devon (1)
1950 Austin 40 Devon (2)
1952 Austin A40 Pickup (2)
1950 Austin A40 Ice cream truck
1954 Austin A40 Ice cream truck
1948 Austin 40 Countryman
1950 Austin 40 Countryman
1953 Austin 40 Countryman
1947 Austin 40 Panel
1949 Austin 40 Panel (2)
1952 Austin 40 Panel
1953 Austin 40 Panel
1952 Austin 40 Woodie
1953 Austin A70 Saloon
1950 Austin A70 Countryman
1950 Austin Atlantic A90 (2)
1950 Austin Atlantic A90 Convertible (2)
1951 Austin Atlantic A90
1952 Standard Station Wagon
1926 Ford Model “T” - rolling body only (no motor or trans).
1966 Ford GT Kit Car (VW) - (no engine, does have trans).
This entire collection is being sold as one lot ONLY with no individual cars or parts being sold. To be Auctioned online beginning in June 2022 by our online Auction partner All Collector Cars. Very reasonable reserve with an opportunity for the new owner to continue with current short-term lease through Jan 2023.
A large selection of thousands of Austin parts (some new and old). Parts are extensive - from body panels & bumpers etc. through to a large quantity of smaller parts housed in numerous crates. This parts collection alone is substantial and vital to anyone restoring or maintaining one of these vehicles.
Current Building Availability:
This collection is currently housed in a large appx. 10,000 Sq Ft building in Fresno, CA.
The building location was part of an old winery that is currently owned by a Mini-Storage facility.
As per the current collection owner (i.e .tenant), they rent the space on a monthly basis just like a storage unit but if you pay a full year in advance its less expensive at $12k/Year ($1k Month).
The building has minimal electricity, cement floors, a decent roof and 24hr access with a loading dock as well as Porta-Pottie access outside.
The annual rent is paid up through January 1, 2023.
This is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity with great return potential for the right enthusiast.
***Trades considered, newer motorhome or classic car of value (must be automatic w/Power Steering). Call Scott at: 201-483-0388