1933 Austin 7 Saloon

Make: Austin
Model: 7 Saloon
Year: 1933
Registration Number: AMB 562
Chassis Number: 180144
Engine Number: M182176
MOT Test Expiry: Exempt
Guide Price: £5500 - 6500
Sold For: £5940

Lot No: 272

The Austin Motor Company produced their little Austin 7 from the early 1920s until the start of World War II.  There were many variations and updates on the Seven, including different bodies, during this time frame. They were all designed and intended to be affordable and practical motoring to the general public and even some eighty years later the Seven can still provide this. The term “environmentally friendly” had yet to be dreamt up in the 1920s, but the Seven scores well on fuel economy, on its size, and re-usability of parts between all the variants. There are still many good suppliers available for Austin Seven parts and the excellent back-up of many local enthusiasts.

AMB 562 is a 1933, RP Box Saloon, which was first registered on the 14 November 1933. The saloon body sits on a long wheelbase chassis, with the longer doors, but without the wheel arches encroaching upon them. The better accessibility to the rear seat is enhanced with little foot wells for the rear occupants’ feet. The motor car has the fuel tank fitted at the rear.  In 1974, the ‘7’ was the subject of a full body-off photographic restoration; evidence of which is included in the file. In the last few years, we understand that the Austin has had two new tyres fitted to the rear, together with a new Bosch distributor; both rear half shafts have been changed and a new battery fitted. The vendor describes AMB 562 as good in most departments; although not a concours queen, the baby Austin is a good, usable motor car that could require some minor cosmetic attention if its new custodian so wishes. Interestingly, the '7' will be driven some forty miles to the auction sale.

Supplied with the motor car are V5C registration certificates and copies of RF60 registration books from DVLA detailing ownership from 1969 until present, together with the aforesaid images and MOT test certificates dating from 1988 until MOT test exemption.

Auction Date: 19 March 2015