1931 Austin Seven Tourer  Chassis no. 115189 Engine no. M113593

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Lot 71
1931 Austin Seven Tourer
Registration no. 0W59 Chassis no. 115189 Engine no. M113593

Sold for £ 15,187 (US$ 20,486) inc. premium
1931 Austin Seven Tourer
Registration no. 0W59
Chassis no. 115189
Engine no. M113593
Odometer reading: TBC
MOT: Exempt



*Ideal VSCC entry level motoring
*Older restored example
*Much used and enjoyed example


This car, along with others from the same vendor, has been standing for up to 25 years. Her husband died in 1996, and his collection of cars remained mostly unused from that point until I was asked to see them with a view to their sale by auction. They were all stored over that time in a purpose-built building that was heated, and dehumidified, which the deceased gentleman had had constructed solely for the purpose of storing his cars. Having been standing for that period of time, they will require careful re-commissioning and safety checks prior to use by a new owner. However, during our inspection and photography of the vehicles we have found that all are rolling, most have operable handbrakes, and some of the clutches are also operable.

OW 59 was purchased by the vendor's deceased husband at an indeterminate time prior to 1988. Thereafter the Austin was used on a regular basis most years, for shows and rallies, with various members of the family driving it.

It has a full hood plus side screens. As noted above, it will require careful re-commissioning and safety checks prior to use by a new owner.

Documentation includes current V5C, a continuation RF60 old log book dating from October 1952, a maintenance history log covering a period from late 1955 to 1964, some expired MoT certificates, and miscellaneous papers.
Presently on SORN.

Footnotes

  • Vendor Score Total: 39 /100

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    Key for sellers' assessments:
    1/5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
    2/5 AVERAGE. Useable condition | Requires some attention | Light damage
    3/5 GOOD. Drive away | Presents well | Good history file | Drives well
    4/5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout
    5/5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well

    EXTERIOR TOTAL: 15 /25
    Body Work: 3
    Paint: 3
    Glass: 3
    Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 3
    Wheels/Tyres: 3

    RUNNING GEAR TOTAL: 4 /20
    Gearbox/Clutch: 1
    Axles: 1
    Suspension: 1
    Brakes: 1

    INTERIOR TOTAL: 12 /20
    Seats: 3
    Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 3
    Headlining: 3
    Trim: 3

    ELECTRICAL TOTAL: 2 /10
    Main components: 1
    Ancillary components: 1

    ENGINE TOTAL: 5 /20
    Starting: 1
    Running: 1
    Under Bonnet: 2
    Mechanical components: 1

    Car History File: 1
1931 Austin Seven Tourer  Chassis no. 115189 Engine no. M113593
1931 Austin Seven Tourer  Chassis no. 115189 Engine no. M113593
1931 Austin Seven Tourer  Chassis no. 115189 Engine no. M113593
1931 Austin Seven Tourer  Chassis no. 115189 Engine no. M113593
1931 Austin Seven Tourer  Chassis no. 115189 Engine no. M113593
1931 Austin Seven Tourer  Chassis no. 115189 Engine no. M113593
1931 Austin Seven Tourer  Chassis no. 115189 Engine no. M113593
1931 Austin Seven Tourer  Chassis no. 115189 Engine no. M113593
1931 Austin Seven Tourer  Chassis no. 115189 Engine no. M113593
1931 Austin Seven Tourer  Chassis no. 115189 Engine no. M113593
1931 Austin Seven Tourer  Chassis no. 115189 Engine no. M113593
1931 Austin Seven Tourer  Chassis no. 115189 Engine no. M113593
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