loading Loading please wait....

1948-1950 AUSTIN A70 Hampshire specifications

1948-1950 AUSTIN A70 Hampshire specifications Classic and Performance Car

Just like an Austin Devon only larger (the easiest way to tell them apart is the Hampshire’s rear ‘skirts’). It’s a tall car, designed for people who wore hats, and you can seat three abreast on the front and rear seats, making it just the thing for those extended family trips to Goodwood. The 2.2-litre engine is an overhead-valve unit carried over from the Austin 16, strong on torque but short on gearing, so they fly up hills but run out of steam above 60mph. Probably as well – the steering’s not great and half-mechanical brakes need careful setting up.

Production

  • Production:
    35,261
  • Price at launch:
    £608
  • Price (excellent)
    £5,000
  • Price (good):
    £4,200
  • Price (average):
    £2,250
  • Price (project):
    £750

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    21.5secs
  • Top speed:
    82.0mph
  • Power:
    64.0bhp
  • Torque:
    96.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    22.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • 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:
    4140mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2438mm
  • Width:
    1686mm
  • Weight:
    1270kgs
Evo
Octane, the essential read for every classic car enthusiast.
Try 5 issues of octane today for just £5 and receive a free welcome gift!
Evo
Evo, the world’s premier performance car magazine. Try 5 issues of evo today for just £5 and receive a free welcome gift!