Lot C522

Description:

1926 Austin 7 AD Chummy Tourer
Reg. no. ER 5847
Chassis no. 19182
Engine no. 19007
Although there had been affordable small cars before, none of them had come from a company that had the capacity and resources to make them a long-lasting success until Austin launched the Seven. A huge success from the moment deliveries commenced in January 1923, the Seven remained in production until 1939. Well built, economical and easily maintained without specialist assistance, the Seven made motoring accessible to many thousands of motorists who otherwise would have had to make do with a motorcycle, or public transport. Its introduction helped save an Austin Company that had almost been crippled by the development and launch of the large 20hp model, and by the mid-1920s the Seven dominated the light car market in Britain. The most enduringly iconic model of the early years of the Seven is the Chummy.
This 1926 Chummy is of the ‘AD’ series, that ran from 1926 to 1929. From 1992 to 2015, it was resident at the ‘Bygones Museum’ in Norfolk. It was purchased by the vendor in 2020, and he states that it likely hasn’t had much use since the early 90s – this is a car, then, that would benefit from an enthusiastic new keeper to use it as Austin intended. It is in good all-round condition and is stated by the vendor to run well with good oil pressure and no overheating however recommissioning would be advisable. It also benefits from a new 6-volt battery. It comes with a current V5C.

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£13,000 - 15,000

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