1938 Austin Seven Ruby Deluxe berline
Lot 363
1938 Austin Seven Ruby Deluxe berline
Sold for €3,450 (US$ 4,370) inc. premium

Lot Details
1938 Austin Seven Ruby Deluxe berline 1938 Austin Seven Ruby Deluxe berline 1938 Austin Seven Ruby Deluxe berline 1938 Austin Seven Ruby Deluxe berline 1938 Austin Seven Ruby Deluxe berline 1938 Austin Seven Ruby Deluxe berline 1938 Austin Seven Ruby Deluxe berline 1938 Austin Seven Ruby Deluxe berline
1938 Austin Seven Ruby Deluxe berline
Châssis n° 283438

Succès phénoménal dès les premières livraisons, en janvier 1923, l'Austin Seven resta en production jusqu'en 1939. Construite simplement, économique et facile à entretenir soi-même, la Seven mettait l'automobile à la portée financière de l'homme de la rue. Au milieu des années 1920, elle dominait le marché des petites voitures en Grande-Bretagne. La Seven changea fondamentalement peu au cours de ses 17 années de production, conservant son châssis en A, ses ressorts transversaux à l'avant, ses quart elliptiques à l'arrière et son quatre cylindres à soupapes latérales jusqu'à la fin. Il y eut bien sûr de nombreuses améliorations de détail au long du chemin. L'arrivée de la Ruby en 1934 marqua un important pas en avant dans la carrière de la Seven avec une nouvelle carrosserie aux lignes plus souples, aux ailes ourlées et au radiateur plus haut et mieux intégré. La taille des roues passait de 19 à 17 pouces de diamètre, des flèches de directions escamotables à fleur de carrosserie étaient adoptées et les trois vitesses supérieures de la boîte étaient désormais synchronisées. La dernière modification de l'increvable Seven intervint en août 1936 quand la voiture reçut un moteur plus puissant à trois paliers et des freins 'semi-Girling' qui furent portés aux caractéristiques Girling en 1938. Modèle « semi-Girling » dans l'avant-dernière version de la très estimée Seven, cet exemplaire a couvert plus de 1500 km depuis sa restauration à la fin des années 1980.

Sans réserve

1938 Austin Seven Ruby Deluxe Saloon
Chassis no. 283438

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 it 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. 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 2nd as well as 3rd and top gears. The final development of the long-running Seven arrived in August 1936 when the car was upgraded with a more powerful, three-bearing engine and semi-Girling brakes, the latter changed to full Girling specification in June 1938. A 'semi-Girling' model representing the much-loved Seven in its penultimate form, this example has covered more than 1,500 kilometres since its restoration in the late 1980s. The car is offered without reserve.

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