1950 Austin A40 Sports Specs

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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
695kg
1460mm
4045mm
2350mm
1550mm
Performance
25.6s
78mph
46bhp
2
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Fuel Consump.
26mpg
Prices
€941
€2012
€4025
€6900
€8625
Other
4011

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