Vintage Austin Seven automobile could sell for £8,000



2015-06-26 11:57:22

Vintage Austin Seven automobile could sell for 8,000

The smallest four cylinder-engined British car of its era, the Seven will auction in Derbyshire, UK

Said to have been inspired by the Peugeot Quadrilette, the perennially classic Austin Seven was announced in 1922.

Amazingly, its tiny splash-lubricated 696cc (soon increased to 747cc) engine was designedby an 18-year old draughtsman called Stanley Edge.

Upon its release, the Seven immediately became the smallest four cylinder-engined car on the British market.

It featured four-wheel brakes, suspension by a semi-elliptic transverse spring at the front, quarter elliptic units at the rear, andwas steered bya worm and wheel system.

 The Austin Seven: 290,000 were made between1922-1939

Taken to heart by the British public, the Seven remained in production between1922-1939 during which time some 290,000 were made.

This 1930 example is finished in blue with black wings and has a black coloured interior.

It has the 747cc engine coupled to the early three-speed gearbox. The car is understood to have been restored a number of years ago, prior to being held in long-term storage.

Classed alongside the Model T Ford, Volkswagen Beetle and Morris Minor as one of the most popular cars ever produced, this vintage automobile carries an estimate of just 7,000-8,000.

It will auction on Wednesday April 21 at The Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, Derbyshire, UK.

Images: ClassicCarsForSale

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