Lot 1920


1929 Austin 7 Swallow Sports two seater
Reg. no. KX 2550
Chassis no. 81716
Engine no. 80994
This rare Swallow sports two seater is an early example, often incorrectly referred to as a Mk. I. The Swallow is a coachwork creation of William Lyons based on an Austin 7 chassis and running gear, built in their Coventry factory and is the forerunner of the Jaguar brand. We are told that this car is in sound original condition, even down to it\\\'s correct original mascot and that it is in good running order, having been used for events until the recent death of it\\\'s well-known owner John Gallon. It last appeared leading the parade of Jaguar cars at the Windsor festival last summer. The engine was rebuilt professionally approximately nine years ago and only two years ago the back axle had a complete professional overhaul involving fitting a new crown wheel and pinion. Last year the rear springs were renewed (with the correct set for Swallow sports) along with bushes and pins. John Gallon did many rallies with the Jaguar club including several overseas events, the car never letting him down. Whilst the car could be further improved by its next custodian, it can equally be used as is. There is a file of paperwork with the car including a current MOT that expires this August, a selection of old MOTs and correspondence and a V5c.

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