1936 Austin Seven Ruby Left Drive Two-Door Saloon
Chassis no. 201767
Car no. ARQ 1796
747cc L-head four cylinder motor with updraft carburetor
Three speed transmission
Solid axles with front transverse semi-elliptic spring and twin quarter elliptic springs rear
Four wheel mechanical drum brakes
-Fanciest production Austin 7
-Very rare left-drive example
-Handsome styling with interesting details
-Largely original unmolested example
-Property from a Pacific Northwest Collection
The Austin Seven Ruby
As the Seven began to be seen as a bit outdated, Austin attempted to update the design to make it more appealing. The Ruby was introduced in 1934 and was a more modern looking 7 with some new features to keep up with the times. The bodywork was pleasing and more streamlined looking. The interior was more luxurious and dashboard had proper instruments. Outside the car rode on smaller wheels fitted with Balloon tires which noticeably improved the ride. However, the Ruby was not enough to keep the Seven alive and production consequently ended in 1936.
The Motorcar Offered
This Ruby is from the Austin 7's last year of production. This is a very rare left hand drive version of the late production Ruby. Left drive Sevens are hard to come by, simply because they were not sold in many left drive regions.
Offered in largely original condition, this example is quite straight and free of corrosion issues. This charming little machine has wonderful late 30s styling and some surprising features such as a covered spare and doors on the hood something typically found on high end cars. The look of the car is great and it begs to be used just the way it is.
- Please note that this vehicle is titled under its engine number M202706 and model year 1935