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Austin A70 Hampshire

Overview

Produced: 1948-1951, 35261 produced.
Types: Saloon,4 doors,5 seats
Station Wagon
Picture is from an Austin A70 Hampshire dealer brochure.

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.

Engines

CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
2199ccS4 OHV79.4mm x 111.1mm6.8

Transmission

TypeGearsComment
Manual4

Drivetrain and Suspension

DrivetrainSteeringFront SuspensionRear Suspension
F/RWormIndependent/Coil SpringsBeam axle/Semi-elliptic leaf springs

Performance

Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
83 mph22.9 s22 mpg

Dimensions

WheelbaseFront TrackRear TrackLengthWidthWeight (CWT)Turning Circle
8' 0"4' 7"13' 7"5' 6" 0 (25)

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