Austin A40 Devon
An Austin A40 Devon from september
Arrived Denmark (AArhus Container Terminal)
sunday 4th. of march 2007 and was released by danish customs wednesday
7th. of march at 15.00
- and I picked it up a half hour later...
The Devon is now at Samsø after
2 months at sea onboard the container carrier Dirch Maersk. Back
in Europe after 56 years in USA. The car have been living in Phoenix,
Arizona and Riverside, Californien. It's a very lovely car and
it's an amazingly good condition, no rust, but everything has
to be checked out. More about that later...
Here's the Austin A40 Devon 1951 together
with the successor Austin A40 Somerset 1953
The predecessor to Austin 10 HP and
the first model got introduced in 1947 as Devon (4-door) together
with the sister Dorset (2-doors, 1947-1949 and 15.939 made).
The sucessor Austin A40 Somerset replaced
the Austin A40 Devon in 1952.
is bought from Bill Wilkman, Riverside, Californien, USA and he
has sent me these pictures:
Former home in Arizona - - - - - Unloaded
in California - - - - - ...gettin' pulled and struggled with
And gettin' pushed and handled - -
- - - Interior (From Arizona) - - - - - Interior (B. Wilkman,
...and a packet with miscellaneous
material for the museum:
Austin of England data:
Austin A40 Devon 1947-1952: 456.544
Engine: 1200 ccm - 40 Hp - Top speed
0-100 km/h: 45 sec - 15 km/liter
Body on frame.
© Samsø Austin Museum 2007