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My Fo!rmative years were spent between two wartime airfields, so each night was spent sleeping in shelters, and school was always tense as dogfights were being fought overhead,
We made our own amusement in those days, and presents were second hand wooden toys if any could be found.
My teenage life found me on Motorbikes and fast cars.
My Later life was dogged by peaks and troughs of health problems.

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  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradourover 1 year ago

    !Introduced in 1956, it replaced the highly successful Austin A30. The name reflected the larger and more powerful 34 hp (25 kW) A-Series inline-four engine, enabling a slightly higher top speed and better acceleration.

    The A35 was very similar in appearance to the A30, except for a larger rear window aperture and a painted front grille, with chrome horse-shoe surround, instead of the chrome grille featured on the A30. Both had 13 in (330 mm) wheels. The semaphore turn-signal indicators were replaced with present-day front- and rear-mounted flashing lights. A slightly easier to operate remote-control gear-change was provided. Much of the improved performance was a result of different gearbox ratios. The A30 had the first three ratios close together then a big gap to top (fourth gear). The A35 ratios were better spaced and gave a higher speed in third gear.!

    JUSTARTover 1 year ago


  • Thank you

    – mrcoradour

  • anaisanais
    anaisanaisover 1 year ago


  • many thanks for stopping by

    – mrcoradour

  • George Petrovsky
    George Petrovskyover 1 year ago

    G’day Malcolm – these were even popular in the Antipodes, where the colonials would tootle around the streets in them, no longer having to open windows to give hand signals! I notice it still has the crank handle facility in the bumper bar – just in case Lucas, the Prince of Darkness, showed his hand! A great memory! :)george

  • Thank you for your comment george it seems that you and me are of the same era, those were the days, I had a look around it when the owener came back and he still had the the starter handle in the boot,
    AHHHH what memories

    – mrcoradour

  • Berns
    Bernsover 1 year ago

    I want one ! lovely Malcom !

  • I can see us now Berns tearing down the highway at 30 MPH you hair streaming out in the wind ahhhh what a lovely thought

    – mrcoradour

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 1 year ago

    Nice find and capture, Malcolm!

  • Thank you very much Dot

    – mrcoradour

  • David Davies
    David Daviesover 1 year ago

    Another failure in the demise of the British car industry. What a shame.

  • never a truerword David, we used to lead the world not we’re at the bottom
    Thank you

    – mrcoradour

  • Berns
    Bernsover 1 year ago

    hehe ! Sweetheart ! Lets go !

  • yes lets Berns I’d love to
    take care

    – mrcoradour

  • Mui-Ling Teh
    Mui-Ling Tehover 1 year ago

    Nice Malcolm; lovely popping colours in this pic!

  • Thank you very muvch Mui-Ling
    taker care

    – mrcoradour

  • Jack Ryan
    Jack Ryanover 1 year ago

    I don’t think this was a popular model here, but I’ve “heard” about it…looks very cool! Nice perspective…excellent clarity. Nicely done.

  • Morning Jack I remember these little cars so well.
    many thanks

    – mrcoradour

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