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Article The price is right!
Publication Practical Classics June 2010
The price is right! - Amid a backdrop of financial gloom, Ross Alkureishi gathers an electric selection of recession-busters to see whether, in the classic world at least, economy rocks.  MG Midget, Austin A40 Farina, Vauxhall FS Ventora, Porsche 924.
Article Group Test : Revival Racers - Going For Gold. Mini Coopers, Singer Chamois, Austin A40, Ford Anglia
Publication Practical Classics September 2006
Going For Gold. Mini Coopers, Singer Chamois, Austin A40, Ford Anglia. Oulton Park's annual Gold Cup is racing the way God intended - with classics. Keith Moody goes trackside in Cheshire with four great motors and finds that all you need to race is an old car, a set of spanners and a strong constitution....  
Article Beginners Can Get Lucky - Irish Trial In An Austin A40
Publication Classic Cars February 2005
Beginners Can Get Lucky - Irish Trial In An Austin A40 - You donít need an expensive car and lots of experience to have fun in a classic rally.  As the Classic Cars team, a Austin A40 and the Irish Trial proved, you can even do quite well.
Article 15 classics you can buy for £500
Publication Practical Classics February 2004
Stay mobile without going modern.† Loads of ideas on tackling the winter in style. Alfa Romeo 33, 1950s Ford 100E, Austin A30/A35, Standard 8/10, 1960s Austin A40 Farina, Morris Minor 1000, Triumph Herald 1200, 1970s Humber Sceptre, Morris Marina, Triumph 2000 Mk 11, 1980s Volkswagen Scirocco, Ford Capri, Rover SD1, Peugeot 205, Vauxhall Carlton.
Article Classic Cars February 2002 pg 97
Publication Classic Cars February 2002
Fifties Saloon Racers. We test four hopefuls set to scrap it out in a new Fifties saloon car racing series: Jaguar MkV11, Sunbeam Rapier, Austin A40 and Morris Minor.
Article Buyers Datafile - Austin A40 Farina
Publication Practical Classics June 1999
Buyers Datafile - Austin A40 Farina
Article Buying Power - Austin A40 Farina
Publication Classic Car Weekly 10 September 2009
Buying Power - Austin A40 Farina - A car of firsts, the Farina was BMC's first Italian-Styled motorcar and was also the first British 'hatchback' in Countryman guise.  JOHN-JOE VOLLANS points out the pitfalls of Farina ownership.
Article Classic Road Test: Austin A40 Farina
Publication Classic Car Weekly 30 October 2008
Classic Road Test: Austin A40 Farina- The Austin A40 really was one of BMC's inspired decisions of the late 1950s - to clad its well-proven A35 mechanicals in a body designed by Italian ace Pinifarina.  But was it as good to drive as it looked? NICK LARKIN finds out.
Article Ain't no sub for cubes
Publication Classics Monthly October 2008
Ain't no sub for cubes- Take two staid, conservative British saloons, add a pinch of V8 muscle and stand well back...
Article Austin A40 Farina - Ford 105E Anglia
Publication Classic Car Mart January 2008
Austin A40 Farina - Ford 105E Anglia - Just how cheaply can you get on the road in a usable classic? And what can you expect for your meagre pennies? Simon Goldsworthy searches out a couple of classic bargains.
Article On Your Marques - Austin With The Italian Touch
Publication Classic Motor Monthly April 2006

On Your Marques - Austin With The Italian Touch - "On your marques - Club Call"! is our feature in which we spotlight the nation's enthusiasts vehicle clubs - if you want your club in "Club Call", write to Peter Cahill at CMM.  This month, "Club Call" looks at the A40 Farina Club.

Article Buying Power Austin A40
Publication Classic Car Weekly 26 January 2006

Buying Power Austin A40 - Somewhere between the Mini and the 1100, more than an A35 but a bit less than an A55,  the A40 was something of a wild card in the Austin pack...despite the fact that it was the first small hatchback and introduced Farina styling to the BMC range.  RICHARD GUNN investigates buying one.

Article Six Of The Best - Fifties Saloons
Publication Classic Car Mart November 2005
Six of the best - Fifties Saloons - Austin A30/A35, Ford 100E Series, Wolseley 1500/Riley 1.5, Rover P4, Ford Consul/Zephyr, Zodiac MkII, Vauxhall Cresta/Velox 'PA'.
Article Starter Classic - Austin A40 Farina
Publication Classic & Sports Car November 2004
Starter Classic - Austin A40 Farina.  The clean-cut car that threw away Austin's dumpy image is practical and fun, reckons Malcolm McKay.
Article Classic Car Weekly 28 August 2002 pg 20
Publication Classic Car Weekly 28 August 2002
Buying Power. Austin A40. Austin's A40 Farina was never as popular as its Mini and 1100 stablemates, but the world's first small hatchback makes a very usable classic, reckons Richard Gunn, assuming you can live with the rust.
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