Classic Car Catalogue

Austin 1955

A30 Seven  
A40/A50 Cambridge  
A 90 Westminster  
A135 Princess  

Great Britain

Austin's stand in Motor Show at Earls Court.

A30 Seven

wb: 6ft 7½in 4 cyl.
803 cc
28 bhp
Saloon 4-dr Seven  
Saloon 2-dr Seven  
Estate Countryman  


The Countryman, mechanically similar to the saloon version, this two-door utility model have a squarish metal-panelled body, with a single rear seat. Dimensions: length 11 ft 6 in, width 4 ft 8 in, height 5 ft 3 in. The two-door and four-door saloons are continued with no material changes.

Austin A30 Model AP4 Countryman.

A40 / A50 Cambridge

wb: 8ft 3¼in 4 cyl.
1200 cc
42 bhp
4 cyl.
1489 cc
50 bhp
Saloon A40 A50  


Austin A40 Cambridge Saloon, Model GS5. Following on the tradition of the Devon and Somerset A40s, this two- and four-door model had a completely new flush-sided body which feature a low, wide grille with five 'rippled" horizontal bars, a dummy air scoop on the bonnet nose. and straight-through wings. Powered by the reliable 1200-cc 42-bhp engine, it have a 6 ¾ in longer wheelbase than its predecessor (the Somerset) and yet is only 2 ¾ in longer overall. Also available is the A50, which is a bigger-engined version-1489 cc, 50 bhp at 4400 rpm.

A90 Westminster

wb: 8ft 7¾in 6 cyl.
2639 cc
85 bhp
Saloon A90  


Austin A90 Westminster Model BS4 Saloon have a similar body to the A40/A50 Cambridge but with detail differences such as a seven-bar grille, chrome body-side mouldings and greater overall dimensions. It is powered by a six-cylinder 2639-cc 85-bhp engine coupled with a four-speed gearbox; overdrive or automatic transmission are optional.

A135 Princess III

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


A 135 Saloon

A 135 Princess saloon

A 135 Princess Limousine




The British military turned their interest into Land Rovers rather than Austin Champs. 3531 units were delivered this year.