Austin A35

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Austin A35 van

The A35 wis a smaw (compact) caur sauld bi the Breetish Motor Corporation unner the Austin marque in the 1950s.

Design[eedit | eedit soorce]

Introduced in 1956, it replaced the hiehlie-successfu Austin A30. The name reflected the lairger an mair-pouerful 34 hp (25 kW) A-Series straight-4 engine, enabling a slichtly higher tap speed an better acceleration.

The A35 wis vera seemilar in appearance tae the A30, except for a lairger rear windae aperture an a painted front grille, wi chrome horse-shae surroond, instead o the chrome grille featurt on the A30. Baith haed 13 in (330 mm) wheels. The semaphore turn-signal indicators wur replaced wi present-day front- an rear-mounted flashin lichts. A slichtly easier tae operate remote-control gear-chynge wis providit. Much of the improved performance wis a result of different gearbox ratios. The A30 haed the first three ratios close thegither then a big gap tae tap (4t gear). The A35 ratios war better spaced and gae a max speed in third o 60 mph (97 km/h) against aboot 45 mph (72 km/h) for the A30.

Lik the A30, the A35 wis offered as a 2- or 4-door saloon or 2-door "Countryman" estate an an aa as a van. The latter model continued in production throu tae 1968. A rare pickup version wis an aa produced in 1956, wi juist 475 sauld.

The A35 passenger caurs wur replaced bi the new body shape A40 Farina models in 1959 but the estate caur version continued until 1962 an van until 1968.

The A35 wis quite successfully raced in its day an can still be seen the day at heestoric race meetins.

Performance[eedit | eedit soorce]

A twa door de luxe saloon wi the 948 cc engine wis testit bi the Breetish Motor magazine in 1956 an wis foond tae hae a tap speed o 71.9 mph (115.7 km/h) and coud accelerate frae 0-60 mph (97 km/h) in 30.1 seconds. A fuel consumption o 41.5 mile per imperial gallon (6.81 L/100 km; 34.6 mpg‑US) wis recorded. The test caur cost £554 includin taxes o £185.

Film an media appearances[eedit | eedit soorce]

A 1964 model A35 van carryin a 1953 tax disk wi a 1978 registration (HOP 2 1T), an nae front "sidelights", features in the 2005 Aardman movie, Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. Anither ane wis seen in A Matter of Loaf and Death wi the registration DOH NUT5.

Notable A35 Owners[eedit | eedit soorce]

Production[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Saloons: 130,000
  • Others: 151,000.

Engines[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • 1956–1962 - 948 cc A-Series I4, 34 hp (25 kW) at 4750 rpm and 50 ft·lbf (68 Nm) at 2000 rpm
  • 1962–1968 - 1098 cc A-Series I4, 55 hp (41 kW) at 5500 rpm and 61 ft·lbf (83 Nm) at 2500 rpm (Van)

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