|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.
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).
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.
|Countryman||estate||– new model|
A 55 Countryman at Earls Court.
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.