1933 Austin Seven RL Tourer
£8,620Rare open early '30s Austin; runs and drives;
excellent hood and sidescreens; downdraft carb; charming
early 1930s, the design of cost effective and long-lasting saloon
bodies had developed to such an extent that they constituted the bulk of
production, even at the cheaper end of the market. As a consequence, open
tourers of the period are quite rare, such is the case with this delightful RL
tourer on offer today.
The long wheelbase chassis introduced in 1932
added a useful 6" to the inside space, making even the diminutive Baby Austin a
useful car for the family man - retaining all of the usual Austin attributes -
cute looks, reliability, low cost of ownership and a grin from ear to
Notes on file tell us that it was first registered to a lady in
Nottingham in September 1933. She was to own the car for the first twenty years
of its life. It passed to Mr Gilbert of Long Eaton, changing hands again in 1961
and 1963 before finding another long-term owner in 1964 who commented 'the
two Sutton Bonington owners (1961 and 1963) didn't look after it'.
understand he was to keep the car until 2009 - a period of 45 years, the car
passing into the hands of a local owner who was to keep it for a further 10
There are considerable signs of restoration work - quite when it
was done we do not know. The upholstery has been replaced and it has an
excellent hood and full set of weather equipment.
The carburetor has
changed to a down-draft item on a new manifold. This alone will make a world of
difference to its performance and it should buzz along at 50mph all day
The chassis is clean and in good order as is the general
condition of the bodywork and the car has an air of originality about it. It is
every bit as good as it looks in the pictures and has been running and driving
around on-site since arrival.
There are some letters and notes on file,
an old style log book, buff logbook and a few old MOTs.
Pretty as a
picture and with a string of long-term owners, this charming Seven looks
exceptional value at the catalogue estimate.For more information -
contact Matthew Parkin 07813 936698