Austin - Austin Cambridge
The Austin Cambridge name covered many models of cars built between 1954 and 1969. All of them 4 cylinder models, these cover the Austin range of A40 , A50 , A55 (Mark 1 and 2) and A60. The Austin Cambridge cars had the monocoque chassis right from the begining. for 1954 the Austin Cambridge was a 4 door based on a the Austin A40 ( a 1.2 litre) or the Austin A50 (1.5 litre) which was a much more popular car. In 1955 these were replaced with the A55 Cambridge which was mechanically similar but now on 13 inch wheels to make up for the taller roof but in 1959 the car had a massive make over, now called the A55 Cambridge Mk2 with a new body style by Farina, which was pretty much the same car as the Morris Oxford. This was replaced by the next Cambridge, the 1622 cc A60 Cambridge at the end of 1961. These continued in production until 1969.
Tyre sizes for Austin Cambridge :
- A40 and A50 Cambridge originally had 5.60x15, which is radial equivalent 155R15 size. Blockley makes this 155HR15 size in standard and whitewall types. Blockley also produce a slightly larger 165VR15 size for those wanting this.
- A55 Cambridge was originally fitted with cross ply 5.90x14 size which is the equivalent of the steel belted Blockley radial 165VR14 tyre size.
- A55 Mk2 and A60 Cambridge had tyre size 5.90x14 originally, which is radial equivalent 165R14 tyre size, and Blockley produces a great 165HR14 tyre.