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Key Information

Lot number
26
Sale Price
£5,712
Make & Model
Austin Seven RP Saloon
Registration
YD6758
Year
Colour
Engine Size
747 cc
Chassis No.
163855
Engine No.
M160447
Documents
V5C; green logbook from 1961; SCRO document; 2010 eBay listing; drawings; parts lists; handbook

Full Description

1933 Austin Seven RP Box Saloon

From a deceased estate; high quality restoration nearing completion; the makings of a very smart Seven indeed 

As a document from the Somerset County Record Office confirms, this Austin 7 RP Box Saloon was first registered to HH Lock of Yeovil on 30th March 1933 with the number YD 6758 which remains on the car to this day. A green logbook shows that it was still in Somerset in 1961.

The current owner acquired the car as a restoration project on eBay in 2010 for the sum of £1,400, by which time it was up in County Durham. Over the next few years he set about a concours-standard restoration which was sadly never completed.

As you can see in the photos, most of the hard work has been done and the car has the makings of a very fine specimen indeed. The bodywork and chassis have been restored to a very high standard and the whole car expertly repainted in black. The headlamps and radiator surround have been rechromed and a new radiator fitted. The wheels, tyres and exhaust are also new and we are told that the engine has been checked over and has good compression.

A new reproduction set of rubber floor mats are present, along with all the dash instruments and an armoured wiring kit. Patterns and fitting instructions for the sliding roof system are also included. In fact it seems that most of the major parts required to finish the car are present inside the vehicle but we have not unpacked them all to see exactly what is there so bidders are advised to come and see it for themselves.

No doubt a few minor bits and bobs will still need to be sourced but these are all readily available from the many specialists that serve this model, as evidenced by reams of parts lists and prices in the history file for this car. An Austin Seven handbook is also present.

On offer here from a deceased estate, this potentially gorgeous Box Saloon should keep someone gainfully employed over the coming winter months and look good as new when completed.

For more information contact James on 07970 309907 or email james.dennison@brightwells.com