For years in the 1920s and 1930s the tiny Austin Seven was a best-selling little car. It set every standard of small packaging, it seemed cheeky, simple, and promised low cost motoring. In many ways, it was similar to the Mini which followed decades later. When produced the 7 was on sale for £165, (in the UK only the mass produced Ford Model T was cheaper,) so it provided great value for money.
At its highest point, which lasted for more than a ten years , well over 20,000 cars were being sold every year. In later life the engine found further use in Reliant three wheelers, and a passion for racing, encouraged by the 750 MC, saw power outputs pushed up to extraordinary levels.
Austin sold tens of thousands of these little cars every year. At first the tiny 747cc engine produced a mere 10.5bhp but this increased gradually over the years, culminating at 17bhp in the mid-1930s, by this time an Austin Seven could reach more than 50mph.
The Austin Ruby 7 on offer is presented in Garret maroon over a matching leather interior, as part of a private collection the car has been meticulously looked after including a no expense spared £12,000 renovation and is now in very presentable condition. The paint and body work are in good order with no major blemishes, as is the interior which presents very well. Offered with a V5C UK Registration document and period buff logbook. A huge amount of motoring fun, this wonderful example is a fantastic opportunity to acquire what is widely regarded to be the marques most successful model.