1950 Austin A40 Sports

Car Specs

1950 Austin A40 Sports

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Quick Facts

Price (when new): 941

Production Total: 4011

Build Start: 1950

Last on sale: 1953

Drive System:

The aluminium body is by Jensen and mounted to an Austin Devon chassis. Fun as these soft-tops are ‘Sports’ is maybe pushing the idea a little too far. Still, with the help of twin carbs and larger inlet valves the Devon engine’s power was raised from 40bhp to 46bhp, so a genuine 80mph was possible. Also, to lend credibility one was driven to victory in the 1956 RAC Rally Ladies’ Cup, beating various Fords and an MGA in the process. Column-shift gearchange from 1952 is less desirable and despite low build numbers there are still quite a few about.

Information from Octane Magazine.
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Specifications

General
  • 1950
  • 1953
  • A40 Sport
Dimensions
  • 4045mm
  • 1460mm
  • 695kg
  • 1550mm
  • 2350mm
Performance
  • 25.6s
  • 2
  • 46bhp
  • 78mph
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Fuel Consump.
  • 26mpg
Prices
  • €941
Other
  • 4011