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 Post subject: Innocenti Austin A40
PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:09 am 
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"In 1959, Innocenti signed a deal with BMC that would see it become a car manufacturer for the first time. That would see it building the Austin A40 for local consumption.
By 1963, more than 40,000 A40s had rolled off the line in Milan, and as Keith Adams explains, this one had something of a secret…
Rather than retaining the split-tailgate of the previous version, the A40S Combinata had a single-piece, top-hinged tailgate – in fact, what we might call a hatchback today. Taken together with the original car’s general dimensions and two-box design, the A40S Combinata set the blueprint for the superminis that would follow around a decade later. Ever since the launch of the Series 2 version, the split-tailgate Combinata had been outselling the two-door Berlina, but the introduction of the A40S saw Combinata sales streak ahead."
The full story here:- ... ustin-a40/

Austin A40 Mk2 Deluxe Road Test 1962:- ... 420965525/

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