The A35 looks very similar to its predecessor with a larger wrap around rear window the most obvious difference to the untrained eye. However the A35 had the larger 948cc A-Series straight 4 engine giving 34hp hence the name and an improved gearbox with remote control gear-change.
The A35 was available as a 2 or 4 door saloon for just three years before it was replaced by the A40 Farina in 1959, the Countryman, estate, version ceased production in 1962 but the light van version continued in production until 1968 with an upgrade to the 1098cc A-series engine and stronger road springs in 1962. At launch a 5cwt pickup version was also offered but just 475 were sold making these now extremely rare.
The Austin A35 was never really a match for the faster and roomier Morris Minor but it sold well and continues to have an avid following with probably the most famous van being registration HOP2 1T driven by Wallace and Gromit in the 2005 Aardman movie The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.