1931 Austin 7 Two-Door Saloon
Chassis no. 131701
747cc L-head inline four-cylinder engine
Single updraft carburetor
Three speed transmission
Solid axles with front transverse semi-elliptic spring and twin quarter elliptic springs rear
Four wheel mechanical drum brakes
-The iconic British "Chummy"
-Hugely historic part of British motoring
-Great fuel mileage
-Easy to park
-Rarely seen in the US
-Property from a Pacific Northwest Collection
The Austin Seven
The Austin Seven is one of the most important cars in British motoring history. The first small car to be produced in large numbers at a relatively affordable price, they proved reliable, sturdy and also quite sporting. They were raced (and still are) from the beginning and racked up an impressive number of victories often beating more powerful and exotic machines. The design was so good it was licensed by BMW as the Dixie, Rosengart in France and even served as the model for the first Datson (Datsun) in Japan.
When one hears Austin Seven this is what they think of: the two door saloon the "Chummy", which truly was the car that got Britain on wheels. A practical body style that could transport the small family, yet when driven by the driver alone could be considered a touch sporting. The light weight saloon coachwork was simple and did not overly burden the small chassis. The little sedan proved the most useful and by far the most popular body for the Seven.
The Motorcar Offered
This "Chummy", which was acquired by the current owner in mid-1975, has been nicely restored and well sorted to be reliable. Finished in bright green paint, it is sure to be an eye catcher! The engine bay is clean and tidy, indicating that much work was done during the restoration.
Always charming and great fun to own, these Austin Sevens enjoy a cult following in the countries in which they were sold new. In America, a British 7 is welcome at American Austin club events. As simple to deal with as any other old car, these little Austins are a great ticket in which to enter the world of pre-war motoring.