Austin 1950

A40 Devon  
A70 Hampshire - discontinued (1948-50 - 36.261 ex.)
A90 Atlantic  
A125 Sheerline  
A135 Princess  
A40 Sports - new model
A70 Hereford - new model in October
Hire Car FL1  
Taxicab FX3  

Great Britain

In February 1950, it was announced that the A40 had been identified as the individual British product that had earned more dollars for Britain than any other one-make commodity, namely $70 million in 160 weeks.

Two new Austins at Earls Court.
 

A40 Devon

wb: 7ft 8½in 4 cyl. ohv
1200 cc
40 bhp
 
Saloon 4-dr Devon  
Estate Countryman  
Van GV2  
Pick-up GOU2  

 

A40 Models GS2 Devon Saloon and GP2 Countryman are carryovers from 1949 with detail modifications. The Devon is also available with bench-type front seat; this version is designated Devon Mark II, Model GS2A. Also have a swivelling front quarter windows and separate sidelights.

A40 Countryman

A40 Countryman

A40 Countryman
 

A70 Hampshire

wb: 8 ft 4 cyl. ohv
2199 cc
67 bhp
- discontinued
Saloon Hampshire  
Estate Countryman  

 

A70 Models BS2 Hampshire Saloon and BW3 Countryman for 1950 have triangular vent panels in the front windows, like the 1950 A40 models and separate sidelights. Standard equipment includes a heater.

A 70 Countryman
 

A90 Atlantic

wb: 8 ft 4 cyl. ohv
2660 cc
88 bhp
 
Convertible    
Sports Saloon    

 

Austin A90 Atlantic Sports saloon, Model BE2, was introduced in September 1949. Powered by a 2.6-litre 88-bhp engine it is mechanically similar to the A90 Atlantic Convertible but with a higher axle ratio. Distinctive body styling feature front wings that sweep through to the rear of the body, a wrap-round rear window and a cyclops type built-in spotlamp.
 

A125 Sheerline

  wb: 6 cyl. ohv
3993 cc
125 bhp
 
Saloon 9ft 11¼in A125  
Limousine 11ft 0in A125  

 

A125 Sheerline Model DS1 luxury saloon have a six-cylinder 3.9-litre engine. Model DM1 Limousine is similar but have a lengthened chassis, different seating and other detail differences.

A 125 Saloon

A 125 Limousine
 

A135 Princess and Princess II

  wb: 6 cyl. ohv
3993 cc
135 bhp
 
Saloon 9ft 11¼in A135  
Limousine 11ft 0in A135 - new model

 

The Princess II has redesigned rear door frame. A long wheel base limousine introduced.
 

A40 Sports

wb: 7ft 8½in 4 cyl. ohv
1200 cc
46 bhp
- new model
     

   

A40 Sports have Devon chassis fitted with a sporting body by Jensen and loosely styled on the contemporary Interceptor. Made mainly for export. Twin carb 1200 cc engine with 46 bhp and top speed of 79 mph. Mechanically the same as the Devon with coil sprung ifs and cart sprung rear.
 

A70 Hereford

wb: 8ft 3in 4 cyl. ohv
2199 cc
67 bhp
- new model
Saloon Hereford  

 

The A70 Hereford introduced in October 1950, replaced the Hampshire. Mechanically the same as it's predecessor it is 3 inches longer and have the 67 bhp 2199cc engine and top speed of 80 mph. Coil spring ifs and cart sprung rear but brakes are now fully hydraulic. Longer wheel base provides a more roomy interior.