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Austin A30

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by ReD, May 24, 2015.

  1. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    Austin A30


    When my Wife & I started stepping out she drove this 1950's Austin A30 whereas I drove around in a Mk 1 Ford Cortina Estate. (Not that it was significant but both were Green with white roofs.)

    I discovered this 120 neg of my wife’s motor on the weekend & scanned it with the V550.


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    Austin A30
    by Roger Evans, on Flickr​


    This then led to me doing a google on the A30 & came up with this bit of design history


    http://www.austina30a35ownersclub.co.uk/StyleDesign.aspx


    what I didn’t know was the connection with Raymond Loewy Designers as stylists – as with most things in design the history can be fascinating and if only they had kept true to the original concept we would have had a much more stylistic design in the UK for small family cars with far reaching design influences.

    http://www.raymondloewy.com/about.html
     
    Last edited: May 24, 2015
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  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    i wish today's cars had half as much character
     
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  3. porchard

    porchard SC Veteran

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    Feb 24, 2013
    Devon, UK
    Hah! I remember my father having one of these (actually, it was the later A35 model, rather than the A30) as a company car :eek-54: in the late fifties. Of course, it's a little difficult to imagine one of these as a company car, these days...!

    Thanks for posting, and bringing back some good memories.:thumbup: