Austin A70 Hampshire
1948-1951, 35261 produced.
Saloon,4 doors,5 seats
Austin launched the A70 Hampshire in 1948, its first all new, large post-war saloon car. Power came from a four cylinder, overhead valve, 2199cc engine which produced reasonable performance and proved to be a strong, reliable engine.
The A70's body looked very similar to the A40 Devon, being mounted on a similar separate chassis as the Devon. Although most Hampshire's were four door Saloons a few Estate Cars and Pick-ups were also built. 35,000 Hampshire's had been built by the time it was replaced in 1950 by the A70 Hereford.
|2199cc||S4 OHV||79.4mm x 111.1mm||6.8|
Drivetrain and Suspension
|Drivetrain||Steering||Front Suspension||Rear Suspension|
|F/R||Worm||Independent/Coil Springs||Beam axle/Semi-elliptic leaf springs|
|Top Speed||0-60||SQM||MPG||Engine Pwr||Comment|
|83 mph||22.9 s||22 mpg|
|Wheelbase||Front Track||Rear Track||Length||Width||Weight (CWT)||Turning Circle|
|8' 0"||4' 7"||13' 7"||5' 6"||0 (25)|