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Austin Cambridge
Designer: Dick Burzi
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Austin A40 Cambridge
The third 'A40' was launched in 1954 to replace the A40 Somerset together with the better equipped A50 Cambridge. A new 1200cc ohv engine started the BMC B-series engine family. The A40/A50 Cambridge shared a monocoque bodyshell designed by Dick Burzi. This design was also adapted for the A90 Westminster. The A40 Cambridge was very plain compared to its A50 sibling, and even lacked wind-up windows on base models. In 1957 the Cambridge was upgraded to A55 and the A40 models were dropped.


Austin A40 Cambridge 1956
Austin A40 Cambridge. Replacing the A40 Somerset, the A40 Cambridge launched in 1954 was the same as the A50 Cambridge except for the old 1200cc engine and less equipment.

Austin A40 Cambridge front
Austin A40 Cambridge Deluxe. Better equipped and trimmed, the A40 Cambridge deluxe still had the 1200cc version of the B-series engine

Austin A40 Cambridge rear
Austin A40 Cambridge. When launched in 1954 there was also a 2door A40 but few were made, and the A40 did not sell. Production ended in 1956 after only 30,000 were sold

Austin A40 Cambridge rearb
Austin A40 Cambridge. The A40 Cambridge had a smaller 1,200cc version of the new BMC B-series engine. The monocoque bodyshell was sparsely trimmed in the A40, lacking even winders for the windows. This view shows the -cow hip- boot and high lid.

s_Austin A40 Cambridge side
Austin A40 Cambridge. This Deluxe version of the A40 Cambridge has wind-up windows whereas the standard model had slide up and down.

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