A rare motor car in restored condition
1932 Austin 7 Sports by Mulliners
Model: 7 Sports by Mulliners
Registration Number: XFO 871
Chassis Number: 157934
Engine Number: M158377
MOT Test Expiry: Exempt
Guide Price: £16000 - 17000
Road Tax Exempt
In the early 1920s, the Austin Motor Company brought out their little Austin Seven, which over the next few years became a byword for affordable motoring for the masses. A devastating blow for the manufacturers of cycle cars and the like, the charming little Seven completely won the hearts of the motoring public and it continued in many guises up to 1938. A relatively small number of ‘7’ chassis’ found their way to Mulliners Ltd of Birmingham to be clothed in three bodies, two of which were of the Weymann-style fabric type: the Sports Two-Seater (with a price tag of £140), a fabric Saloon (marketed at £150) and a fabric Coupe (£155). Such models are scarce now, with estimates of surviving Sports Two-Seaters ranging from five to thirteen.
This ‘7’ Sports is an example of possibly the rarest Seven models produced. It has been the subject of a restoration, which was clearly carried out to an exceptional standard. The ‘nut and bolt’ exercise included the fitting of a new ash frame and a black fabric body, and the beautiful sporting motor car drives as one would expect, with no known mechanical faults. XFO 871 is equipped with the original ‘V’ windscreen, the original running gear, full weather equipment, the original instrumentation and lamps, smart red leather upholstery and a recently-fitted new battery and tyres.
The file includes a ‘750 Motor Club’ publication: ‘The Austin Seven Companion’, FBHVC magazines and the V5C registration certificate.
A rare opportunity to purchase a seldom-seen Austin Seven, which would be very welcome at many historic events.
Auction Date: Wednesday 23 November 2016