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Key Information

Lot number
7
Sale Price
£12,936
Make & Model
Austin 7 Chummy
Registration
UD 1426
Year
1927
Colour
Engine Size
747 cc
Chassis No.
44049
Engine No.
Documents
3 old MOT's, Buff Log Book, Photographs.

Full Description

1927 Austin 7 Chummy

Delightful light car in super condition; purchased by the vendor's father 73 years ago!; fully restored and ready to go

Purchased by the vendor's father from a scrap yard in Coventry in 1947, this car has remained in the family ever since - a period of some 73 years!

It comes with a buff log book which shows the date of transfer and was used as the family car until laid up in 1954. It was stored until his father's death in 1979 and the vendor started to restore the car a year or two later.

A professional engineer by training, he completely stripped the car to the bare chassis which was then thoroughly rebuilt. The bodywork was pretty sad and so a new Roach body was acquired, although he managed to salvage three original wings, the fourth being fabricated by the vendor along with new running boards.

Engine fully rebuilt - bored +.020, reground crank, new pistons, bearings ,valves etc and a new clutch plate fitted.

Two new front seat frames were made as identical copies of the originals and the interior was retrimmed in leather. The car was then completely rewired and a new hood cover fitted. It comes with a full set of side screens. The wheels were rebuilt, two with new rims and the magneto also, although this has not yet been fitted - the car running at present on a coil conversion.

For many, 1927 was the ultimate year for Austin 7 production - the cars offering the delicate, early styling and light construction yet with slightly bigger brakes and luxuries such as a hinged bonnet! This car, coming from 73 years of family ownership and a having had a comprehensive restoration ticks every box possible. If a Chummy isn't on your shopping list - it should be and if it is, this car would be a very good one to have in your garage.

For more information - contact Stewart Rich 07811 767421 stewart.rich@brightwells.com