Classic Car Catalogue

Austin 1954

A30 Seven  
A40 Somerset - discontinued (1952-54 - 173.306 ex.)
A70 Hereford - discontinued (1950-54 - 50.421 ex.)
A125 Sheerline - discontinued (1947-54 - 9.000 ex.)
A135 Princess  
A40/A50 Cambridge - new model in September
A 90 Westminster - new model in September
Sheerline Gas Turbine - prototype

Great Britain

Zmiany w silniku i przekładni głównej A30 Seven zaowocowały zmniejszeniem zużycia paliwa. Pojawiły się nowe wersje A30: 5cvt van oraz kombi Countryman w cenie 593 funtów.
Zaprezentowany w Londynie A90 Westminster wyposażony jest w nowy silnik typu "C", 6 cyl, 2639 cm, 85 KM. Jest to następca A70 Hereford, którego od 1950 roku wyprodukowano w 50.421 egzemplarzach. Zakończyła się też produkcja A40 Somerset. Powstało 173.306 szt.

A30 Seven

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


Model AS4 two-door Saloon joined the four-door Saloon in October 1953. Both models have a completely restyled interior (including redesigned fascia and parcel shelf, increased knee and headroom, wider front seats and improved trim) and an increase in luggage boot capacity.

A 30 Countryman

A40 Somerset

wb: 7ft 8½in 4 cyl. ohv
1200 cc
42 bhp
- discontinued
Saloon 4-dr Somerset  
Estate Countryman  
Drophead Coupé Somerset  


A 40 Somerset - Australian advert.

A 40 Somerset DHC by Carbodies

A70 Hereford

wb: 8ft 3in 4 cyl. ohv
2199 cc
67 bhp
- discontinued in October
Saloon Hereford  
Estate Countryman  


A 70 Hereford Countryman

A125 Sheerline

  wb: 6 cyl. ohv
3993 cc
125 bhp
- discontinied
Saloon 9ft 11¼in A125  



A135 Princess III

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



A40 / A50 Cambridge

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


The A40 Cambridge which made its first official appearance at Paris Motor Show in October, is first mid range monocoque from Austin featuring uprated 42 bhp 1200cc Somerset engine and column change 4 speed box. Coil spring ifs and cart sprung rear. Top speed 69 mph. A50 have 50bhp 1489cc engine and top speed of 74 mph.

A 50 Cambridge

A90 Westminster

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


Big brother to the Cambridge – A90 Westminster was announced in 1954 alongside the smaller car and similar in appearance, but only doors are common. Powered by new 85 bhp 2639cc "C" series engine giving 85 mph top speed. Four speed box with column change, coil spring ifs and cart sprung rear, with anti roll bar.




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Sheerline Gas Turbine

          - prototype


Sheerline Gas Turbine prototype developed over a five-year period, "TUR 1" saw the light of day in 1954. Its engine employed compressors from the Spitfire's Merlin engine to pass air through the heat exchanger; combined with sprayed diesel and ignited with a Lucas ignition system, this produced the hot gases to drive the power turbine.




Austin Champ Model WN1 4-ton 4 x 4 field car is produced in large numbers for the British Army and powered by a standardized Rolls-Royce B40 four-cylinder engine. From 1952 Austin also offers a civilian version (Model WN3), with their own A90 engine, civilian-style instrument panel and non-folding windscreen.
4038 Champs were built for the military.