A40 Devon & Dorset


A40-Dorset
A40 Dorset


A40-Devon
A40 Devon


A40-Devon-Inside

A40-Devon-Facia
Facia


ENGINE


A40 Devon Engine R-HA40-Devon-Engine-LH


The A40 Devon and Dorset were the first new models to be produced after the war in 1947, replacing two models the Eight and Ten. It also herald the launching of the all new 1200cc over-head engine, which became known as the 'B' series. This engine continued in numerous forms with a final engine capacity of 1798cc into the mid 1970s. A diesel version of 1,498 & 1,798cc were also made. In the 50-60s Austin used the Prefix A40 on a number of different models, which signified the approximate horse power of the engine.


A40-Devon-Gearbox
4-Speed Gearbox


A40-Devon-Wooded-Mockup
A40 Devon Wooden Mock-up


The pressings for the Dorset and Devon where produced in West Work. Bodies were then built up. Painted and fully trimmed before being taken by works transport over the road to South Works, where the mechanical components were fitted.

A40-Devon-BIW-West
Body Welding Line West Works

A40 Devon Trim. Bodies West
Outside North Works on route to South Works

A40-Devon-Despatch
Waiting for Final Despatch to customers


Austin A40 Dorset 2dr Saloon & Devon 4dr Saloon

Date when launched 1947 Dorset was discontinued in 1948 with the Devon in 1952

Total produced Dorset 15,939 Devon 273,958
Engine 1200 cc 40 bhp at 4,300 rpm Max torque 59lbs/ft at 2,200 rpm

Length 12ft 9.3ins Width 5ft 1ins Height 5ft 5.8ins
Wheelbase 7ft 8.5ins Track front 4ft 0.5ins rear 4ft 1.5ins
Price ex Works standard colour
Sept 1948 Dorset £428 Devon fixed head £463 sliding head £467 Heater £8 Radio £32
May 1951 Devon £654

Colours in 1948: Portland Grey with Beige upholstery and Fawn carpets.
. . . . . . . .. . . . . . Blue with Brown upholstery and Brown carpets.
. . . . . . . . .. . . . . Mist Green with Beige upholstery and Fawn carpets.
. . . . . . . . .''. . . . Black with Brown upholstery and Brown carpets.
. . . . . .. . . . '. . . .Brown with Brown upholstery and Brown carpets







Austin-A40-devon-Countryman
Austin A40 Countryman

Date when launched 1948 Discontinued in 1956
Total produced 26,587
Engine
1200 cc 42 bhp at 4,500 rpm Max torque 58lbs/ft at 2,400 rpm
Length 13ft 4ins Width 5ft 4.5ins Height 6ft 1.5ins
Wheelbase 7ft 8.5ins Track front 4ft 0.8ins rear 4ft 2.8ins
Price ex Works standard colour
Sept 1948 £531 1952 £804 Nov 1952 £712
May 1953 £732

A40-Devon-10cwtVan
A40 10cwt Van

Date when launched 1948 Discontinued in 1956
Total produced 78,242
Engine
1200 cc 40 bhp at 4,300 rpm Max torque 59lbs/ft at 2,200 rpm
Length 13ft 3.4ins Width 5ft 4.5ins Height 6ft 1.5ins
Wheelbase 7ft 8.5ins Track front 4ft 0.7ins rear 4ft 2.7ins
Price ex Works standard colour May 1953 £487

1950-A40-Pick-Up-with-J40-P
Austin A40 Pick-Up C Tedstone

Date when launched 1948 Discontinued finished in 1956
Total produced 61,818
Engine
1200 cc 40 bhp at 4,300 rpm Max torque 59lbs/ft at 2,200 rpm
Length 13ft 4ins Width 5ft 1.5ins Height 5ft 6.7ins
Wheelbase 7ft 8.5ins Track front 4ft 0.7ins rear 4ft 2.7ins
Price ex Works standard colour (May 1953) £487



A40-Service-Van

LH-A40-Devon
A40-Devon-Engine-Compartment
A40-Devon-Boot