Austin 1947

Great Britain

8 HP – end of prod.
10 HP – end of prod.
12 HP – end of prod.
16 HP
A 40 Dorset / Devon - premiera pod koniec roku ( Dorset jest 4 a Devon 2 drzwiowy)
A 120 Princess (R6, 3460cm³, 120 bhp) – new model. Only 32 were made.
A 135 Princess (R6, 3993cm³, 135 bhp) – new model
A 110 Sheerline (R4, 3460cm³, 110 bhp) – new model. Only 12 were made.
A 125 Sheerline (R4, 3993cm³, 125 bhp) – new model 


 

 

Austin Ten Saloon, Model GS1, is the same as in 1946. A sliding roof is optional.
Austin Twelve Saloon, Model HS1, is similar to the Sixteen (q.v.) with the main exception of the engine which is a 1535-cc 40-bhp side-valve Four. Both cars have 8 ft 8½ in wheelbase.
Austin announced two entirely new six-cylinder models in March 1947, viz. the 3½-litre A110 Sheerline (110 bhp, single Stromberg carb.) and A120 Princess (120 bhp, triple SU carbs). Soon afterwards the engine size was increased from 3460 to 3993 cc and these 4-litre models were designated A125 Sheerline and A135 Princess. The few 3½-litre cars which by this time had been produced were retrofitted with the new engine. The A110 Sheerline have large Lucas P100 headlamps. The Princess have coachwork by Vanden Plas with built-in headlamps and more flowing lines.
Austin Sixteen Countryman, Model BW1, was introduced in late 1947. Apart from the bodywork it is similar to the 16 HP Saloon (Model BS1) with the 2.2-litre OHV Four engine.
Other four-cylinder Austin cars in 1947 are the Eight (AS1), Ten (GS1) and Twelve (HS1); all three were superseded in October by the new A40 Devon and Dorset models with separate chassis, and new 40 bhp 1200cc ohv engine, four speed column change box, hydro mechanical brakes, coil spring ifs and cart sprung rear. Top speed 71 mph. Devon have four door six light bodywork, Dorset is two doors saloon.
8, 10 and 12 production ceased in October 1947.

 


Eight


Austin Eight

 

 


Twelve and Sixteen


12 / 16 HP

 


Austin 16


A 110 and A 120


A 110 Sheerline


A 120


A 120 Princess by Vanden Plas – July advert.


A 120

 


A 125 and A 135


A125


A 135 Princess

 


A 40


Austin A40 Devon


Austin A40 Dorset