1956 - 1973
½ Ton Van and Pick Up (HV6 & HK6)
The new ½ ton van and pick-up was based on the Cambridge body styling and replaced the earlier A40 Somerset style. The A50 engine was used until 1963 when it was replaced by the 1622cc B-Series engine. The Austin badged vehicles were discontinued in 1971. After that they were sold as a Morris.
½ Ton Van & Pick-up Specification 1956-63:
As the A50 except:
Produced: (approx.) 124,000 to1971
Engine and Transmission: 1489cc; 47bhp at 4,100rpm; four-speed manual gearbox.
Chassis: length 168.75in; width 62.5in; height van 68.75in, pick-up 63.25in
Price when introduced: £577
½ Ton Van & Pick-up 1963-73:
As above except:
bore x stroke 76.2x88.9mm; 56bhp at 4,500rpm.
Weight: van 2253lbs, pick-up 2264lbs