1934 Austin Seven Saloon  Chassis no. 198043

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Lot 571
1934 Austin Seven Saloon

Sold for £ 14,720 (US$ 18,508) inc. premium
1934 Austin Seven Saloon
Registration no. 679UXT
Chassis no. 198043

Footnotes

  • Despite, or perhaps because of, its simplicity, the Austin Seven was a huge success from the moment deliveries commenced in January 1923. Simply constructed, economical, and easily maintained by the home mechanic, the Seven brought motoring within the financial reach of the man in the street, who hitherto would probably have settled for a motorcycle combination. Its introduction helped save the ailing Austin concern, and by the mid-1920s the Seven dominated the light car market in Britain.

    In essence the Seven changed little in the course of its sixteen-year production life, retaining the 'A'-frame chassis, transverse front springing, rear quarter elliptic springs, 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 sole version available when production commenced was the 'Chummy' tourer. Saloon, fabric saloon, and coupé models, plus a roomier tourer were on offer by 1927, and with the introduction of re-styled, short-scuttle bodies in June 1930, the range lost its Vintage look.

    One of the final, much loved 'chrome rad' Seven saloons built prior to the Ruby's introduction in July 1934, this example - we are advised - benefits from considerable expenditure on its restoration to the current beautiful condition. Ready to enjoy, the car is offered with a V5C Registration Certificate.
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1934 Austin Seven Saloon  Chassis no. 198043
1934 Austin Seven Saloon  Chassis no. 198043
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