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Austin A50 Cambridge 1955

The Austin Cambridge (sold as A40, A50, A55, an A60) is a motor caur range sold bi the Austin Motor Company in several generations frae September 1954 through to 1969 as caurs an 1971 as light commercials. It replaced the A40 Somerset but wis entirely new with modern unibody construction. The range haed twa basic body styles with the A40, A50 an early A55s uising a traditional roondit shape an later A55s an A60s uisin Farina styling.

Note that the A40 number wis re-uised on a smaller caur (the Austin A40 Farina) frae 1958 to 1967, an that the Cambridge name haed previously been uised to designate ane o the available body styles on the pre-war 10 hp range.

Initially the Austin Cambridge wis anerlie offered with a 4-passenger, 4-door saloon body, though a few pre-production 2-door models wur also made. It haed a modern body design with integrated wings an a full-width grille. Independent suspension wis provided at the front bi coil springs an wishbones but a live axle with anti-roll bar wis retained at the rear.

A van derivative introduced in November 1956 an a pick-up introduced in Mey 1957 remained available until 1971, some time efter the demise o the caurs on which they haed been based.