Lot 2145

Description:

1931 Austin 7 Swallow Sports 2 Seat Coupe - Property of the late \'Curly\' Goodwin
Reg. no. JN 1169
Chassis no. 132799
Engine no. M133697
This is a very rare example of an Austin 7 Swallow, believed to be one of only two examples still surviving with the optional hard top. 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. There is an extensive history file with this example but nothing is known before 1958. In 1966 the car was rescued from a scrapyard and then restored by P. Autherson. Within the file are details of all the owners and the late Curly Goodwin became the most recent custodian in 1999. He used it extensively for Austin 7 events including two John O\\\' Groats to Lands End runs and many European tours with the Jaguar Owner\\\'s Club. The car also participated in the 2000 London to Brighton Run.
In 2004 the car was lightly restored; the engine has had several rebuilds over the years due to the volume of use. There have been a number of modifications such as the fitting of a non-standard radiator, a Zenith 24T2 tractor carburettor and a Bosch distributor and in addition a high compression cylinder head has been used to improve driveability. Within the file there are several folders of history, cuttings and event information in addition to a V5c.

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£25,000 - 30,000

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