Austin - Austin Westminster
The Austin A90 Westminster was available from 1954, and came with the 6 cylinder 2639cc engine. This was the top of the range Austin model, which led on to the A95 and A105 Westminster models in 1956. These were eventually replaced in 1959 by the A99 Westminster with new bodywork designed by Pininfarina (who also worked on other BMC products). This engine had a bigger bore than its predecessor which brought the capacity out to almost 3 litres (2912cc), and mated to a 3 speed and overdrive gearbox. Disc brakes were now fitted on the front. A more luxuriant version of the A99 Westmister was marketed as the Princess 3 litre. The A99 Westminster was built until 1961 after which the A110 Westminster replaced it, the main difference being a 2 inch longer wheelbase allowing for more room for passengers in the rear, and it was commented on that the extra wheelbase resulted in a better handling car.
Tyre size for the Austin A90 Westminster , A95 Westmeinster and A105 Westminster were originally 6.40x15 and the radial equivalent for this is 185R15 tyre size, and Blockley produces this 185VR15 tyre.
Tyre size for Austin A99 Westminster and Austin A110 Westminster was originally 7.00x14, which is radial equivalent 185R14 tyre size. Blockley produces this 185HR14 size, plus a whitewall 185HR14 tyre as well if required.