Lot 251 - 1938 Austin Seven Super 750 Special
|Odometer reading||2,145 miles|
|Estimate||£7,000 - £10,000|
|Result||Sold - £8,960|
Nicknamed the Baby Austin, the Austin Seven was manufactured between 1922 and 1939. Herbert Austin's concept was to provide a small car that would meet the needs of aspiring families to own an affordable motor car. It was one of the most popular models produced for the British market and also sold well abroad. The affect on the market was similar to that of the Ford Model T. When production ceased in 1939, 290,000 cars and vans had been produced.
This Super 750 Special Austin Seven is a truly beautifully kept example and presents as new in its special aluminium body. Supplied by Super Accessories in the 1950's and re-bodied by Les Montgomery, the Super 750 Special body was applied to the original Seven chassis but required lowering with sports suspension at the time and, according to its classification by the archivist, belongs to the 750 Motor Club. The price of the bodyshell upon conversion at the time was £25.00 alone and various other tuning along with an ultra close ratio gear conversion aimed at 750 MC racers were also popular given that the new body weighed just 35lbs. Offered with just 2,145 miles on the clock, this plucky yet gorgeous little Austin will tug on many a heartstring and promises to provide the new enthusiast with many miles of enjoyment.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.