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1928, Type 40 Grand Sport with optional alloy wheels
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Some 800 Type 40 were built from 1926 to 1930 (or to 1932, depending on source). In 1930/31 a version with the larger engine block from Type 49, designated Type 40A, was built, in a number of about fifty.


The four cylinder Type 40 engine
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Model: Type 40Type 40A
Years made: 1926-30 1930
Engine type: 4 cyl. in-line, 3 valves/cyl., over-head cam
Engine size: 1496cc (69x100) 1627cc (72x100)
Supercharger: - -
Ignition: single dual
Clutch: wet
Forward gears: 4
Drive: shaft
Front suspension: solid axle, 1/2-elliptical springs
Rear suspension: solid axle, reverse 1/4-elliptical springs
Brakes: cable operated drums
Wheelbase [m]: 2.56
Track [m]: 1.2
Tyre size: 27x4.40


A Type 40 two-door saloon
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