The ubiquitous Austin 7 provided not only the basis for building specials but both sports and racing cars too since the earliest days of its manufacture in the 1920's.
This endearing model has proved its metal in various forms of competition time and time again. Examples have raced successfully at Le Mans, run in the Mille Miglia, won the Australian Gramd Prix and the B.R.D.C 500 mile Race at Brooklands from stiff opposition. The first products from Jaguar, Lotus, BMW, Datson and Lola were Austin 7 based specials or Austin 7's built under licence.
This beautifully presented example offered here has been lovingly restored by an Italian VSCC member and car collector for his own use, specifically in pre-war vintage car trials. To this end, the entire rolling chassis has been stripped to the last nut and bolt and then comprehensively rebuilt throughout. Having already lost its original body some years ago the decision was taken to have a bespoke and unique body fitted, expressly designed for road use and off road trial of the type popular since the 1920's.
The tub features a stiff tubular frame traditionally clad in aluminum with supportive bucket seats and a delightful copper petrol tank which is though to have previously seen use on a vintage clinker built motor launch. Attractive and easily detachable full length louvered bonnet sides protect the engine and a one piece bonnet top add to its easily access.The engine pulls well and although only completed earlier this year the car has already performed well at its inaugural trial at Cobham Park organised by the 750 Motor Club.
Regretfully the owner has taken the decision that with no appropriate events in his native Italy he cannot justify the return journeying to the UK to compete each time, thus the car should be sold to someone who can enjoy and the use it more regularly. It would be nice to share the news with him that its next custodian has continued its trials career or is just simply using it for jaunts around the countryside for which it is equally well suited.
This Austin Seven is correctly registered here in the UK and has an up to date UK V5C.
It would be a pleasure to answer any further questions you might have.This Austin can be inspected at my Guildford showroom - please call me directly on the details below.
Finished in British Racing Green with Black Leather Interior, Newly Restored Including Complete Engine/Drive Train re-build with New Rod Yates Aluminium Racing Body with Accurate Vintage Interior, Full Tonneau and Race Exhaust, 12V Electrical, Vintage Dials, taking orders now for vehicles built to your .....
In Our June 8th Auction Ledbury UK
It was during 1932 that the reputation of the Austin Seven was so great, that over half of the new car registrations in the 8 hp class were for baby Austins. This was due to the continuing battle to keep at the front of the small car field, and the Austin Company .....
In our June 8th Auction Ledbury UK
Austin introduced the Ruby and it's fellow 'Jewels' in August 1934. The new models had modern styling with more rounded bodywork and coweled radiators making the bonnet look longer and also blend with the sweep of the front wings. The Seven now had a lower chassis, .....
Mark 1 Pearl, finished in Dark Blue & Black, sound Blue interior, new double duck hood, very good chrome, new reconditioned engine just fitted with carb ,starter, fuel pump, girling braking system, good matched tyre's.Correct rubber running boards, just out of long term ownership & Overseas trips. PLEASE .....
1935 Austin 7 Ruby Roadster for sale by Firma Trading Classic Cars Australia. Lovely patina. Runs and drives well for a car its age. Beautiful overall condition with full wet weather gear. Contact for more details.
Deluxe Saloon finished in Dark Black wings, new Blue interior , New headlining & Rubber Austin mats. The Chrome is in VGC on the button with new battery, good tyre alround, Working Sunroof, ready for the summer use.
1934 Austin Seven APD Military Tourer
Chassis Number: 276655
A rare survivor of an assortment of Austins built to military contract specification. This car has had much money spent on it in the last three years & also in the 1990's as an assortment of bills .....
Is there any car in the history of the automobile which is as Iconic and as effortlessly cool as the Mini. 'The new Mini was as different from the British small car norm in 1959 as a space shuttle from a firework. It bristled with innovative ideas, it looked radically different from any other car and .....
Very well restored RM saloon, the RM was only made for
a few months before the better appointed RN came on to the market.
A very nice drive indeed, one of the best, very tight, super steering
and excellent brakes.
Great history, with its first owner participating in the 1936 Olympics.