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1947-1952 AUSTIN A40 Devon/Dorset


Overview

Austin’s first step into the brave new world of flush-mounted headlamps and front-hinged doors was a raging success with over a quarter of a million built. It’s also notable for first using what would come to be known as the BMC B-series engine, here in its smallest capacity. There’s still a separate chassis with hydromechanical brakes, but independent front suspension makes it a decent drive. Dorset is merely a two-door version of the Devon, nearly all of which went for export. More hot-rodded than standard examples survive in the UK.




289,897

£403

£4000

£3200

£1600

£600


Performance

34.8secs

N/A secs

67mph

40bhp

64lb/ft

31.0mpg


Engine

in-line four

normal

petrol

carburettor


Chassis

Independent, coil spring

Live axle, semi-elliptic leaf spring

front-engine RWD

N/A

chassis and seperate body

Four-speed manual


Dimensions

3886mm

2350mm

1550mm

965kgs


 AUSTIN A40 Devon/Dorset

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