Introduced in July 1937 in response to demand for 4 door version of the Austin Seven, the Big Seven featured an entirely new engine of 900cc. Slotting into the Austin catalogue between the Seven and Ten models, the Big Seven achieved immediate success, being surprisingly lively with a top speed of over 60 mph and acceleration that shamed several more expensive rivals.
The following year a 2 door version was to appear – this being known as the ‘Forlite’. Offering comfortable accommodation for four adults and very good fuel economy, the Big Seven continued in production until April 1939, after around 20,000 were produced, when it was superseded by an entirely new model – the Austin Eight, which retained the now well proven 900 cc power unit.
Finished in Cherry Red and Black with tan interior trim, this example was restored to a very good standard several years ago and is in extremely good all round order. Fitted with an SU carburetor, the car feels lively and willing on the road.
An album of photographs detailing the restoration is supplied along with the original drivers handbook and an RF60 Log Book dating back to 1955. The car retains its original London registration number. A highly useable pre war Austin ready to enjoy.
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We are located south of the Hindhead Tunnel (A3) between Petersfield and Alton.
Viewing strictly by prior appointment please.
Delivery can be arranged at very competitive rates.
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