Highly original and unmolsested example; running and driving; unusual to find in such sound and original condition

This is a very appealing and very early Ruby Mk1, first registered on 16th November 1934. We don't have chapter and verse about its long and eventful life, but it remains extremely original and unmolested so it must have been loved a lot.

The upholstery is almost entirely original, and although scruffy, would be a pleasure to restore and would look amazing. The engine runs and shows good oil pressure - certainly when cold and sounds healthy enough, although needs full choke to keep going so could do with a very good service and check over.

We are not sure if the paint is original - some may well be, but it has been on for many years and has that lived in look. The running board rubbers are a bit sad but are the originals. The sun roof even opens.

This is the perfect candite for preservation and not restoration. I could be out on the open road after a few days care and attention - and the only urgent job we would consider necessary would be to remove the bunny-ear indicators from the room - who thought that was a good idea?

Reg No: CG9547
Engine Size: 747
Docs: New keeper slip of V5c; buff logbook; old MOT from 1974

Estimate: £5,000+

Lot 52

Lot ended

Thursday 28/05/2020

Hammer Price (inc. buyers premium)

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