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1954 Austin A40 Review
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Good Solid Reliable Family Car Of The Fifties — Squidgy family car of the mid fifties which was the last Austin built with a separate chassis. Same underpinnings as the A40 Devon but with slightly improved cylinder head. Still underpowered for size/weight if car with only 1200cc engine. The column gear change is fine so long as its not rushed. The car draws lots of attention and has proved very reliable

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: Like an Austin A30 on steroids!  Cuddly Austin

Cons: Lack of power sometimes

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