WHy it Mat­ters

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Longbridge Classics To Be Proud Of -

This post-war com­pact kept the Long­bridge pro­duc­tion lines buzzing and pro­vided valu­able ex­port earn­ings for aus­ter­ity-hit Austin.

The com­pany’s first foray into uni­tary con­struc­tion was avail­able in car, van and Coun­try­man es­tate form. In 1956 the A30 was re­placed by the even more prac­ti­cal A35, with en­gine ca­pac­ity in­creased from 803cc to 948cc, a stronger gear­box and a larger rear win­dow. Al­most par­adise on wheels – well, sort of – and gen­er­at­ing big sales for Long­bridge back in the day, these cars still make a prac­ti­cal propo­si­tion.

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