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Austin A40 Somerset Saloon : 1953

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In 1952, Nissan and Austin, the UK auto manufacturer, agreed on a tie-up and in April of the following year, knockdown production of the A40 Somerset Saloon was started.


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1953 Austin A40 Somerset Saloon.

On April 4, the first vehicle came off the line at the Tsurumi Austin factory and on May 8, a commemorative launch event was held in the city, with guests including the Trade and Industry Minister and the UK Ambassador. From the start of production, domestically produced tires, batteries and flat glass were used.

Specifications.
• Overall length: 4,050mm
• Overall width: 1,600mm
• Overall height: 1,630mm
• Wheelbase: 2,350mm
• Curb weight: 1,020kg
• Engine: Type 1G (4-cyl. in line, OHV)
• Displacement: 1,197cc
• Max. power: 31kW (42PS)/4,500rpm
• Top speed: 109km/h
• Seating capacity: 4

(source: Nissan)


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