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Austin Cambridge
Designer: Dick Burzi
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Austin A55 Cambridge
The third 'Cambridge' was launched in 1957 as a restyled and larger version of the A40/A50 Cambridge. The 1489cc ohv engine B-series engine continued in the A55, but the smaller 1200cc A40 was dropped. The A55 Cambridge shared a monocoque bodyshell that was also adapted for the A95/A105 Westminster. 154,000 A55 Cambridges were sold before the new Farina-designed A55 MkII Cambridge was launched in 1959.


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An album of the Austin A40 Cambridge, A50 Cambridge and the A55 Cambridge that replaced the Austin Ten Cambridge.

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Austin A55 Cambridge - ornament

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Austin A55 Cambridge

Austin A55 Cambridge frontb
Austin A55 Cambridge, mechanically the same as the 51bhp A50 Cambridge, the A55 used a longer boot version of the A50 bodyshell with wraparound rear window and revised wheelbase.

Austin A55 Cambridge frontw
Austin A55 Cambridge replaced the A50 model in 1957. The 1498cc B-series engine was revised , and the 1200cc A40 dropped. The wheelbase was slightly increased for better handling.

Austin A55 Cambridge rear
Austin A55 Cambridge. Given a longer boot and larger rear window, the A55 was otherwise the same as the outgoing A50 Cambridge.

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Austin A55 Cambridge

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Austin A55 Cambridge. In this view the longer boot and larger rear window can be seen, the main differences over the outgoing A50 Cambridge

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Austin A55 Cambridge - rear wheel

Austin and Morris Half Ton commercial 1962-71
Austin and Morris Half Ton commercial 1962-71
Coachbuilt Austin A55
Coachbuilt Austin A55
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