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1947-1956 AUSTIN A125/A135 specifications


The Sheerline was Austin’s first post-war flagship car, even if its design dated back to the 1930s. The first model, designated A110, was powered by a 3.5-litre straight-six, but this was soon upgraded to four litres to become the A125 – the iconic luxury car without the price. Offered in both saloon and limousine versions these big bruisers became synonymous with the undertaking world, as well as a mainstay on mayoral fleets. Not sophisticated, nor good to drive, but effective and surprisingly popular on the classic car scene.

Production

  • Production:
    9000/1910
  • Price at launch:
    £1,277
  • Price (excellent)
    £7,750
  • Price (good):
    £6,500
  • Price (average):
    £4,000
  • Price (project):
    £1,750

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    19.4secs
  • Top speed:
    81.0mph
  • Power:
    130.0bhp
  • Torque:
    150.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    13.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line six
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil springs
  • Suspension Rear:
    Live axle, semi-elliptic leaf spring
  • Steering:
    N/A
  • Bodyframe:
    chassis and seperate body
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4877mm
  • Wheelbase:
    3030mm
  • Width:
    1854mm
  • Weight:
    2000kgs

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