1932 Austin 7hp RN Saloon  Chassis no. 153420 Engine no. M145934
Lot 707
1932 Austin 7hp RN Saloon
Registration no. EF 4907 Chassis no. 153420 Engine no. M145934
Sold for £10,350 (US$ 13,050) inc. premium

Lot Details
1932 Austin 7hp RN Saloon  Chassis no. 153420 Engine no. M145934 1932 Austin 7hp RN Saloon  Chassis no. 153420 Engine no. M145934 1932 Austin 7hp RN Saloon  Chassis no. 153420 Engine no. M145934 1932 Austin 7hp RN Saloon  Chassis no. 153420 Engine no. M145934 1932 Austin 7hp RN Saloon  Chassis no. 153420 Engine no. M145934
1932 Austin 7hp RN Saloon
Registration no. EF 4907
Chassis no. 153420
Engine no. M145934

Footnotes

  • By 1932 the Austin 7 had been in production for ten years, graduating from the fragile and spindly 649cc model of 1922 to the significantly more robust 747cc engined models of the 1930's. The larger engine developed significantly more power and the 'box saloon' of 1932 really was a quite roomy four seater, well furnished and with improved suspension, brakes and lighting. It jockeyed for position with the Morris Minor and the Ford 8 for the major slice of the first time car buyer market.

    EF 4907 is an example of the two door De Luxe RN Series Austin 7 Saloon. It was first registered with West Hartlepool County Borough Council and from the old buff log book offered with the car, dating from 1950, it appears to have remained in the North of England at least until 1974, although it seems that it was taken off the road in around 1957. Although its full history is not recorded this car has been the subject of major restoration and visibly the work appears to have been carried out to a high standard. The sunshine roof, so often sealed in later life on this model, has been restored to working condition and the interior has been well re-upholstered and new carpets fitted. The RN model retains the forward-mounted, gravity feed fuel tank of the earlier models and under-bonnet presentation of this car is very good. The coachwork has been superbly repainted in traditional Austin blue and black livery, chrome is good and the radiator carries a Boyce Motometer. It should be noted that the engine presently fitted, number M145934, predates very slightly the engine number recorded in the old buff log book and the Swansea V5C registration document. It was very common, when scrap Austin 7s were plentiful in the 1950s, for engines to be swapped rather than replaced when needing attention.

    This car appears to be exceptionally well presented and to original specification in all major respects. During the present ownership the car has been started and run on occasion but otherwise has seen minimal use in the collection and will benefit from the usual careful recommissioning.
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