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Austin A40 Devon
The Austin A40 was launched in 1947 as the 2-door Dorset and the 4-door Devon saloon. Bodies were bolted onto a frame, rather than monocoque, and were designed by Dick Burzi. A 1200cc ohv 4-cylinder engine powered the A40, which was later available as a van, pickup, and countryman estate model. The Chassis and mechanics of the A40 were given to Jensen to build the Austin A40 Sports, but this was not a real sports car unlike the Austin-Healey 100 which replaced it. After 450,000 were made, the A40 was superceded by the A40 Somerset in Spring 1952.
ab_Austin A40 Devon 1950 grille
Austin A40 Devon 1950 - grille. Behind the grille was the ohv 1200cc engine that would become the new BMC B-series engine.
Austin A40 1952 Countryman front
Austin A40 1952 Pickup Estate. Modelled as a traditional 'Countryman' estate car, in fact this was built out of an A40 pickup.
Austin A40 Devon 1950 front
Austin A40 Devon 1950. Austin sold 273,958 Austin Devons, plus Dorsets and commercials
Austin A40 Devon front
Austin A40 Devon. A new 1200cc ohv wngine powered the A40 Dorset/Devon giving approximately 40bhp. This engine became the BMC B-series unit.
Austin A40 Devon rear
Austin A40 Devon. Replacing the prewar Austin Ten Cambridge, the A40 Devon gave a modern look to the Austin range. It was available as this 4door Devon or as the short lived 2door Austin Dorset. Van, Pickup and Estate versions were also available, and there was a rare 2door convertible. Production was about 450,000 from 1947 to 1952.
Austin A40 GP4 Countryman front
Austin GP4 A40 Countryman. Launched in 1949, the A40 Countryman provided an Estate car by using the Van as a base. This model continued even after the Somerset replaced the Devon and 35,000 were sold until 1956.
Austin A40 GP4 Countryman rear
Austin GP4 A40 Countryman. From late 1951 when the GV4 van was introduced, both got a steel rear body (in place of aluminium), and larger rear wheel arches replaced the separate aluminium spats.
s_Austin A40 Devon 1950 side
Austin A40 Devon 1950. Dick Burzi gave the new A40 the same look as the A70 model, and the same doors were used on both.
t_Austin A40 Devon tail
Austin A40 Devon.
Austin A40 Dorset
Austin A40 Van and Pickup
Austin A40 Sports
Austin A70 Hampshire, A70 Hereford
Austin Ten GRQ/GS1
Designer: Dick Burzi
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