The Austin Cambridge (sold as A40, A50, A55, and A60) is a motor car range sold by the Austin Motor Company in several generations from September 1954 through to 1969 as cars and to 1971 as light commercials. It replaced the A40 Somerset but was entirely new with modern unibody construction. The range had two basic body styles with the A40, A50 and early A55s using a traditional rounded shape and later A55 Mark IIs and A60s using Farina styling.
Note that the A40 number was re-used on a smaller car (the Austin A40 Farina) from 1958 to 1967, and that the Cambridge name had previously been used to designate one of the available body styles on the pre-war 10 hp range.
Initially the Austin Cambridge was only offered with a 4-passenger, 4-door saloon body, although a few pre-production 2-door models were also made. It had a modern body design with integrated wings and a full-width grille. Independent suspension was provided at the front by coil springs and wishbones but a live axle with anti-roll bar was retained at the rear.
A van derivative introduced in November 1956 and a coupé utility (pick up) introduced in May 1957 remained available until 1974, some 3 years after the demise of the cars on which they had been based.
4,520 mm (178.0 in) Width 1,600 mm (63.0 in) Height 59.25 in (1,505 mm) Related Austin A55 Cambridge MG Magnette Mk ... Within months, the similar Riley 4/68, Austin A55 Cambridge Mark II, MG Magnette Mark III, and Morris Oxford V appeared as well ... The Wolseley, together with the Austin Cambridge and the Morris Oxford, was at the bottom and with its single SU carburettor gave just 52 hp (39 kW) ...
... ZA in twin carburettor version and in 1954 in the Morris Oxford and Austin Cambridge ... ZA, ZB, Mark III 1956-61 Morris J2 1/2-ton vans 1956–58 Austin A50 Cambridge 1958–61 Austin A55 Cambridge 1956–58 Wolseley 15/50 1957–65 Wolseley 1500 1958–61 Wolseley 15/60 1957–61 Morris ...
... Curb weight 2,464 lb (1,118 kg) Related Morris Oxford VI An updated Cambridge model, now called the A60, was introduced for 1961 ... The A60 Cambridge sold well, with over 275,000 built when production finally ended in 1969 ... Its intended successor, the front-wheel-drive Austin 1800 of 1964, did not dent sales, so Cambridge production was continued until 1969 at the Morris plant at Cowley when the Austin Maxi took over ...
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