Registration no. DUC 680 Chassis no. to be advised Engine no. to be advised
A huge success from the moment deliveries commenced in January 1923, the Austin Seven remained in production until 1939. Simply constructed, economical and easily maintained by the home mechanic, the Seven brought motoring within the financial reach of the man in the street. By the mid-1920s the Seven dominated the light car market in Britain. In essence the Seven changed little in the course of its 17 years in production, retaining the 'A'-frame chassis, transverse front spring, rear quarter elliptics and four-cylinder sidevalve engine to the end. There were, of course, numerous detail improvements along the way: a longer wheelbase, roomier bodies, coupled brakes and a three-bearing crankshaft to name but four. The introduction of the Ruby in 1934 marked an important step in the Seven's development. New body styles featured flowing lines, valanced wings and taller, cowled-in radiators. The wheel size was reduced from 19" to 17" diameter, flush-fitting self-cancelling trafficators were fitted and synchromesh was now present on second as well as third and top gears.
Restored at date unknown, 'DUC 680' is an example of the restyled 'ARR' Ruby, which first appeared in mid-1936. The condition of the car's chassis and bodywork is described as 'good' and that of the original interior as 'dirty'. Nothing is known of its mechanical condition, though the engine does turn over. There are no documents with this Lot, which is offered without reserve and sold strictly as viewed.