Austin 1947

Eight - discontinued in October (1945-47 - 33.000 ex.)
Ten - discontinued in October (1945-47 - 49.000 ex.)
Twelve - discontinued in October (1945-47 - 8.698 ex.)
Sixteen  
A120 Princess - new model in March (only 32 were made)
A135 Princess - new model
A110 Sheerline - new model in March (only 12 were made)
A125 Sheerline - new model
A40 Dorset / Devon - new model in October (Paris)

Great Britain

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 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Other four-cylinder Austin cars in 1947 are the Eight (AS1), Ten (GS1) and Twelve (HS1); all three were superseded in October by the new A40 Devon and Dorset models with separate chassis, and new 40 bhp 1200cc ohv engine, four speed column change box, hydro mechanical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, Ten and Twelve

  4 cyl. sv
900 cc
24 bhp
4 cyl. sv
1125 cc
32 bhp
4 cyl. sv
1535 cc
40 bhp
 
Saloon Eight Ten Twelve - discontinued
wb: 7ft 4½in 7ft 9¼in 8ft 8½in  

 


Eight

Twelve
 

Sixteen

wb: 8ft 8½in 4 cyl. ohv
2199 cc
58 bhp
 
Saloon 16  
Estate 16 - new model

 

Sheerline

  wb: 6 cyl. ohv
3460 cc
110 bhp
6 cyl. ohv
3993 cc
125 bhp
 
Saloon 9ft 11¼in A110 A125  

 

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 Sheerline have large Lucas P100 headlamps. The Princess have coachwork by Vanden Plas with built-in headlamps and more flowing lines.
 

Princess

  wb: 6 cyl. ohv
3460 cc
120 bhp
6 cyl. ohv
3993 cc
135 bhp
 
Saloon 9ft 11¼in A120 A135  
Limousine 11ft 0in A120 A135  

 

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 Sheerline have large Lucas P100 headlamps. The Princess have coachwork by Vanden Plas with built-in headlamps and more flowing lines.
 

A40 Devon and Dorset

wb: 7ft 8½in 4 cyl. ohv
1200 cc
40 bhp
 
Saloon 2-dr Dorset  
Saloon 4-dr Devon  

 


Austin A40 Devon

Austin A40 Dorset