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Austin A40 Sports @ Earls Court and other Shows
The Austin A40 Sports made its debut at the 1950 Earls Court motor show in London. Shortly afterward the car was shown at the Geneva Motor Show as well. Below are some impressions from my collection of photos.
It total Austin seems to have produced 3 motor show cars: for 1950, 1951, and for the 1952 shows in coronation colors scheme. If anyone knows more about the specifications of these vehicles I'd be interested to know, since I just know one surviving colour photo.
The initial show car for the 1950 London and Geneva shows might have been painted Azure Blue.
According to Barney Sharratt, a colour photo of a "Cap Verde Green" car should be the one prepared for the 1951 motor shows. This car might be the same car one as pictured while being prepared.