Austin 1960

Seven  
A 35  
A 40  
A 55  
A 99  
FX 4  
Gipsy  
Metropolitan – new model

Mini range expanded to incorporate estate versions.

Metropolitan 1500 Series 4 Fixed Head Coupé and Convertible were reintroduced for the home market in the summer of 1960 after being restricted to export sales since replacing the Series 3 model approximately eighteen months earlier. This colourful little car, powered by a four-cylinder, 1489-cc engine, was originally designed in the USA and from 1954 was built in Britain by Austin in conjunction with Fisher Ludlow.


Taxicab 1959/60 powstało 1.480 szt.

 

Seven

    R4 cyl.
848 cc
  Saloon  
De Luxe Saloon  

 


Austin Seven was introduced at the Earls Court Motor Show in October 1959. A companion model to the Morris Mini-Minor, which has taken the motoring world by storm some two months earlier, it is distinguishable by the radiator grille, which has twelve straight vertical chrome and nine 'wavy' horizontal bars, and its 'Se7en' badges'. The brainchild of designer Alec Issigonis, this two-door, four-seater is available in basic and de luxe form and fitted with a transversely-mounted, four-cylinder, 848-cc ohv, front-wheel drive engine and all-independent springing by rubber cones. Price is £496 (basic) and £537 (de luxe).

 

A 40

    R4 cyl.
948 cc
34 bhp
  Saloon  
Countryman Estate  

 


Austin A40 Farina Countryman was introduced in September 1959. Generally identical to the saloon version announced in the summer of 1958, except for the fully opening rear end comprising a top-hinged window and let-down boot lid, this popular family car is powered by the BMC four-cylinder, 948-cc, ohv engine unit, which develops 34 bhp at 4800 rpm. Available in basic and de luxe form.

 

A 55

    R4 cyl.
1489 cc
53 bhp
 
Cambridge saloon    
Countryman estate   – new model

 


A 55 Countryman at Earls Court.

 

A 99

    6 cyl.
2912 cc
Westminster Saloon  

 

Austin A99 Westminster Saloon, introduced in July 1959, is continued with a number of improvements including a new steering gear, modified rear bumper and revised seat cushions. The power unit is the BMC six-cylinder, 2912-cc, ohv, 108-bhp engine with either a three-speed gearbox with overdrive or automatic transmission.

 

A 35 Countryman

Countryman Estate