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Austin A55 Cambridge MK1 1958
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The Austin Cambridge (sold as A40, A50, A55, and A60) is a motor car range sold by the Austin Motor Company in several generations from September 1954 through to 1969 as cars and to 1971 as light commercials. It replaced the A40 Somerset but was entirely new with modern unibody construction. The range had two basic body styles with the A40, A50 and early A55s using a traditional rounded shape and later A55 Mark IIs and A60s using Farina styling.
In January 1957, the A55 Cambridge was introduced to replace the A50 model. It used the same 1.5 L B-Series engine as its predecessor, though with a higher compression ratio: 51 hp at 4250 rpm was now available.
The Cambridge had been restyled somewhat and now had a larger boot and much larger rear window. The car was also lowered by fitting (330 mm) road wheels which were smaller than those on the A50 but the overall gearing remained the same by changing the rear axle ratio.
Just over 150,000 were produced when it was replaced by a new Pinifarina-designed A55 Cambridge for 1959.
ABOUT THIS CAR
- Original Certificate Of Registration available with car
- Original Books and Manuals available with car
- This car is in very good order. It won concours first place at the South Canterbury Branch of the Vintage Car Club twice in 2014, also in 2015 and in 2016
- Repainted at some stage in its original colour.
- The body is straight and rust free and the paint has a nice shine to it.
- Interior VERY GOOD, so is engine bay, car boot etc.
- Mechanically sound and great little motor in excellent running order – some servicing and maintenance history available.
- Nice little runabout and cheap classic motoring.
- 60 MPH in 31.8 seconds – maximum speed claimed by factory when new was 75mph.
- Drum brakes front and rear
- Four speed column shift manual
This is a lovely classic car. Easy to drive. Easy to manage. Also rare to find in this condition nowadays.
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NOTIFICATION AS TO NATURE OF GOODS IN TERMS OF THE CONSUMER GUARANTEES ACT 1993
Waimak Classic Cars accepts that the vehicle being sold must be of “acceptable quality” in terms of section 7 of the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 (the Act) having regard to “the nature of the goods”.
Waimak Classic Cars is not aware of any specific defects with the vehicle, however (a) such a vehicle being a classic vehicle may have mechanical breakdowns, electrical failures at inconvenient times and maintenance costs being part of and parcel of ownership of a classic car; (b) reliability is a combination of the particular nature of the classic vehicle, how it is being driven, how it has been maintained, and to a certain extent luck.
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