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Austin A30

Here’s another of my dad’s cars from the 1950s, parked outside the house where I grew up. It has an Ayrshire registration from 1953-54, according to oldclassiccar.co.uk. That, together with the chrome grille and the small rear window, identify this as an Austin A30, rather than the A35 which was later developed from it. 803cc engine; Austin’s first post-war small car design, introduced as a 1951 model (immediately after the war the pre-war Austin 8 had been revived but for a few years Austin had no car in this segment at all).