The Austin A70 Hampshire

The A70 Hampshire was the replacement for the Austin Sixteen. Using the same robust OHV 2.2 litre 4-cylinder engine as its predecessor, it was introduced in 1948.

The A70 name was once again taken from the 70BHP power output, in the same manner as the A40 range.

As with the Sixteen, a wooden-bodied Countryman version was available (from Jan 1950) and a longer-wheelbase chassis was available for commercial applications, including pick-ups, vans and metal-bodied estate cars. At least two convertibles were also built.

The Hampshire was similar in appearance to the Devon, although somewhat larger, and it shared the same radiator grille.

Production ceased in 1950, when the car was superceded by the A70 Hereford.