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Austin A40 Van and Pickup
In 1947 the commercial versions of the Austin A40 were introduced as the GV2 Panel Van, the GQU2 Pickup, and the GP2 Countryman estate car. Doors, bonnet and front wings were the same as the Devon, with the cab and body sides made of aluminium (later steel). Mechanically the A40 Van and Pickup used the same engine and mechanics as the A40 Devon saloon, and continued in production even after the A40 Somerset replaced the Devon. These A40 goods vehicles were upgraded to version '3' in 1951, version '4' in late 1951, version '5' in 1954 and stopped production in 1957.
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Austin A40 Pickup 1951. In 1951 the grille of the A40 pickup was changed, having single chrome strips each side of the badge.

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Austin A40 Pickup 1951 - grille from late 1951. For more Austin Commercials go to:

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.

Austin A40 GQU4 Pickup 1951 front
Austin A40 Pickup 1951. Dick Burzi designed the Devons and Dorset cars and the Utilities. The A40 carried a 40bhp 4-cylinder ohv engine.

Austin A40 GQU4 Pickup 1951 rear
Austin A40 Pickup 1951. Pickups shared the front doors and inner wings with the saloons, but many other panels differed. The cab rear window came from the Devon saloon. Rear wheels were usually aluminium and the size of the wheel opening grew bigger with each year.

Austin GQU4 Pickup 1953 front
Austin A40 Pickup 1954. THe A40 Pickup was introduced in 1948 at the same time as the 2-door Dorset and the 4-door Devon saloons.

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Austin GQU4 Pickup 1951. For more Austin Commercials go to:

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Austin A40 Pickup 1954. A40 Pickups sold from 1948 to 1956, continuing even after the A40 Devon was replaced by the A40 Somerset in 1952.

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Austin A40 Pickup 1951. Rear Wings on the A40 Utilities were usually aluminium, early versions had a small wheel opening (as here), but this was enlarged as production continued, making wheel changing easier.

Austin A40 Devon, Dorset
Austin A40 Devon, Dorset
Austin A55 and A60 Van and Pickup
Austin A55 and A60 Van and Pickup
key text:  This is the page introducing Simons love of cars from the website  RedSimon which is a series of photo albums of Simon GP Geoghegan.
The names of Pinin, Farina, and Pininfarina are also considered
There are also notes on Pininfarina
as well as the car maker
and links tothat car maker
see also my Picasa car albums
withe even more on RedSimon
Simon is also a contributor to SuperCars.Net
And also to Wikipedia
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