This is a very rare car indeed. It is fully documented that this car was allocated factory ‘works car’ status in build and used for press duties from new when it was allocated the revered HP number sequence which adorned many of the works cars. 46HP is in itself a very valuable registration but will not be split from the car under any circumstances.
One of the last 3A’s built this original UK right hand drive car has a fully documented history from new and with the last owner having the car for over 10years. The original build sheet, bough and green log book accompany a significant history file. The car is a genuine matching numbers car with the original engine gearbox and body confirmed as correct.
The car went straight from the factory to Monza in the hands of the Asst Editor of Motorsport. The Italian Grand Prix, Maserati,Abarth and Lancia factories all visited during this trip. The photo is from that trip and subsequent article in October 1960 issue of that magazine.
We have recently completed the restoration of this historic car. The bodywork has been stripped, repaired as necessary, and repainted. The interior has been retrimmed, and the suspension has been rebuilt with polyurethane bushes and new springs. The steering box has been refurbished, while the engine has benefitted from a top-end overhaul and modification to fast-road specification. Electronic ignition, an immobiliser and new chrome wire wheels round off this very usable and significant car, making it ideal for jaunts to the pub, visits to historic race meetings, touring, and anything in between.
Fender Broad Classic Cars Limited
Main Office/Showroom: Glenfrome House Eastgate Road Bristol BS5 6XX