February 1957 - December 1958

Austin A55 Cambridge (HS6)


Like the new A95 and A105 the A55 Cambridge was not a completely new model but an updated version of the A50 Cambridge. It had a similar re-designed rear end with larger rear window and the boot was 5inches longer with reduced sill height. Along the sides there was now a chrome strip which gave the option of a duo-tone paint scheme.

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The A55 Austin Cambridge was also sold in North America as the Austin Cambrian.  A de-Luxe version was available with Manumatic gearbox.
Production of the A55 was wound down during the autumn of 1958 to make way for the new Farina model.




Austin A55 Specification:

As A50 except:

new_picture_18_01.pngProduced: Longbridge, 154,000 incl. Vans  and pick-ups.

Engine: 1489cc; 51bhp at 4250rpm; max torque 81lbs at 2000rpm; Top speed 77mph.

Chassis: Length 13ft 10.9in; width 5ft 1.5in; height 5ft 0in;  wheelbase 8ft 3.3in;Weight 2352lbs.

Price when introduced: £808 (standard) £820 (de-luxe)