H&H Classics | 12-Oct-2016 | Imperial War Museum Duxford | Venue : Duxford Cambridgeshire CB22 4QR
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : 43
Year : 1935
Engine Size : 850cc
Colour : Aluminium
Interior : Dark Green
Registration No. : 534 XUP
Chassis No. : ARQ24714
Engine No. : M72632
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale


Based on a long Austin 7 chassis, 'Little Satan' is a unique Special that comprises a professionally constructed bespoke alloy body clothing thoroughly refurbished mechanicals. The cable brakes have been retained, but its many new or replacement parts include: wiring harness, electric water pump, spin-off oil filter, Varley racing battery, three gallon alloy fuel tank, custom Hayward & Scott four-branch stainless inlet and exhaust system, and twin SU carburettors overhauled and supplied by Burlen. The 850cc engine was sourced and refurbished by Don Rawson, and features a cast-iron flat head on an alloy block, and drives through a four-speed manual gearbox to a shortened propshaft. The suspension has been lowered and the little Austin nowadays rides on new 15 x 4inch offset wire wheels shod with fresh radial tyres. This charming road registered Special is being offered due to the vendor's change of racing plans and is eligible for hillclimbs, autotests and sprints, plus the 750 Motor Club's race series. The Vintage Sports Car Club have accepted some long chassis Austin 7 Specials for competition usage and 'Little Satan' may potentially be eligible to run in their events too if suitably modified.