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1951-1962 AUSTIN A30/A35 specifications


Austin’s answer to the Morris Minor was even lighter and more compact, but with a steering box and part-hydraulic, part-rod brakes, it doesn’t feel quite as advanced. A30s came with 803cc engine, only in four-door form at first. A two-door was added in late 1953. More usable A35 replaced it in 1956, armed with significantly more power from the also much stronger 948cc A-series engine. Visually the changes are signified by a painted rather than chrome grille and a much larger rear window. Saloon production ceases in 1959, but van goes on a late as 1968, with 1098cc, then 848cc engines.

Production

  • Production:
    527,000
  • Price at launch:
    £507
  • Price (excellent)
    £5,000
  • Price (good):
    £3,000
  • Price (average):
    £1,350
  • Price (project):
    £500

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    30.1secs
  • Top speed:
    72.0mph
  • Power:
    34.0bhp
  • Torque:
    38.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    42.0mpg

Engine

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

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    independent, coil spring
  • Suspension Rear:
    Live axle, semi-elliptic leaf spring
  • Steering:
    N/A
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    3460mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2020mm
  • Width:
    1400mm
  • Height:
    1480mm
  • Weight:
    685kgs

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