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1961 Austin A55 Cambridge Magazine Advert

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Austin A55 Cambridge Tyres

  • With the first Austin A55 Cambridge, they fitted 590 - 13 Tyres.
  • we at Longstone Tyres offer a 5.90 x 13 Camac if you are set on a crossply.
  • However for modern roads a 165R13 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN36 offers an excellent radial alternative MK1 A55 Cambridge tyre.
  • In 1959 however the Austin A55 Cambridge mk2 fitted 14” wheels with 5.90-14 crossply tyres.
  • The 165 HR 14 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67 as the perfect MK2 Austin A55 Cambridge tyre.
  • 5.90-13 crossply or 165R13 Classic Radial tyres would best fit a Michelin 13D innertube.
  • The ideal MK2 Austin Cambridge innertube for 14” tyres is the Michelin 14D.

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History of the Austin A55 Cambridge

In January 1957, the A55 Cambridge was launched, the successor to the A50 model. It used the same 1.5 L B-Series engine as the A50, but with a greater compression ratio, it could now produce 51hp at 4250 rpm.

The A50 has a smaller trunk and a significantly smaller rear window than the Cambridge. The car also had 13" tyres, which were smaller than those on the A50, but the overall gearing was kept the same by adjusting the rear axle ratio, therefore 165 HR 13 Michelin XAS FF are superb good quality equivalent tyres to fit now. There was also the option of two-tone paint. When it was superseded by a new Pininfarina-designed A55 Cambridge in 1959, it had sold just over 150,000 units. The automobile initially cost around £1161 (roughly £24000 in today's money).

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