Austin A40 Sports - car classics
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Austin A40 Sports
Austin A40 Sports - British sports car 1950 issue, convertible convertible. For the first time it was demonstrated at the London Motor Show in 1949. The car has been focused on the American market. It was the first sports model, which released the Austin after the Second world war. All have been designed 4011 copies. The designer of the model was made by Eric Nile. Since 1951, the car was produced with minor changes.
The machine had independent front suspension and verhneklapannym engine. The volume of the engine was 1200 cm3. At 5000 rpm he could develop the capacity of 46 HP. Over a body of work the company В«JensenВ». Model could ramp up to 105 km/h. The absolute record was recorded in 1951 - 125 km/h. The car was chetyrehmestnym, body type - the two-door coupe. Gearbox - four-stage.
To increase sales, the developers have decided on a desperate step - they declared that they will tour around the world at Austin A40 Sports for 30 days. In the end, this feat was accomplished in just 21 days - of course, with the assistance of the flight of transport, with the help of which model to overcome the expanse of water. When production stopped, Leonard Lord, the head of the company, personally visited in the United States and started to work on the next model, Austin A90 Atlantic.
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