A40 Farina Mk1 1958-61
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Austin A40 Farina Mk1 1958 - 61 specifications
4 cylinder in-line,
8 overhead valves
Displacement: 948cc
Bore: 62.9mm
Stroke: 76.2mm
Compression ratio: 8.3 - 1
Valves: 2 per cylinder
Main bearings: 3
Carburettor: Zenith downdraught
Power output: 34 bhp
at 4,750rpm

Maximum speed: 73mph
Acceleration: 0-50 mph 19.5secs
0-60 mph 43.2secs
Overall fuel consumption:

4-speed manual,
Syncromesh on 2nd,
3rd & 4th
Ratios: top 4.55, 3rd 6.43, 2nd 10.8, 1st 16.51, reverse 21.22, Prop shaft Hardy Spicer open
Final drive 9/41 hypoid bevel
Clutch: Borg & Beck 6.25in
Rear wheel drive

Pressed steel monocoque
Vinyl upholstery

4 stud, 13in, pressed steel,
5.20 x 13 tyres

Lockheed hydraulic
Front: 8in x 1.5in drum
Rear: 7in x 1.25in drum
Friction lining area: 76.1sq in


Worm & peg
Turning circle: left 33ft 3in, right 35ft 3in
Lock to lock: 2.5 turns

Front: Coil & wishbone
Rear: semi eliptic leaf
Lever arm shock absorbers

Dimensions & Weight
Wheelbase: 83.5in
Track front: 47.5in
Track front: 47.0in
Front wheel camber angle: 1º
Overall length: 146in
Overall width: 59.4in
Overall height: 57.3in
Ground clearance: 6.8in
Unladen weight: 14.75cwt
Fuel tank: 6gals
Sump: 6 pints
Gearbox: 2.5pints

A40 Farina Production
1958 -1967
Total production of Mk l &ll
aprox 340,000

Price new in 1958
De luxe saloon £689 2s
(inc £230 12s purchase tax)
Standard saloon £676 7s (inc purchase tax)