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First introduced in July 1922, the popular ‘Baby Austin’ remained in production until 1939 by which time production had reached 290,944 vehicles. More than any other British car it brought motoring to the masses, providing an affordable alternative to the motorcycle and sidecar combination, with its 50mph performance and 50mpg fuel consumption.
Initially the Seven was only available as the open top ‘Tourer’ or ‘Chummy’ model but this was joined by a factory built saloon in 1926. A saloon version was marketed by coachbuilder Gordon England a year earlier, one of several examples of Austin Seven’s with bodies by outside suppliers. Austin entered into licensing arrangements with foreign car builders, including Rosengart in France and Dixi in Germany. Dixi were taken over by BMW in 1928 who continued to build Sevens until 1931.
|Output||10.5bhp @ 2,400rpm|
|Manufacturer||Austin Motor Co. Ltd|
|Owner||NMMT (Donation Mr J Lockspeiser)|
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