Lot 1918


1926 Austin 7 Chummy
Reg. no. KH 3684
Chassis no. 25427
Engine no. M42936
Despite being one of several Austin 7s in the sale, this one deserves particular note. As a slightly earlier car made in October 1926, it correctly has the headlamps fitted to the wings, a feature introduced for the 1926 Motor Show; however it only lasted from October 1926 to January 1927, changing back to the scuttle after that because of complaints from the Police! This car was first registered in Hull in November 1926 and the original supplier\'s badge is still on the dashboard. It was last licenced in 1971 before being abandoned and then bought as a virtual wreck in 1997 by John Day of Surrey, who began a thorough and well detailed restoration. All parts were sourced by marque specialists and a new body was made by Roach Manufacturing. There are some invoices in the file from this period. The car was then re-trimmed, sprayed in the Austin colour Oyster Beige, and the original registration number was obtained. This very correct car has been lightly used by the current owner for local runs and rallies since 2014. It is now offered with a V5c and a selection of bills.

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£12,000 - 14,000

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