WHy it Matters
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.