AUSTIN SEVEN 1934 RTC Special (1934)

£12,995

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Description

A very nicely constructed special on a 1934 long wheelbase chassis and presented in excellent order.
The body, reminiscent of the Grasshopper trials cars, is by Keith Roach and is constructed of 16 gauge aluminium and mounted on an 18 gauge steel floorpan which includes the bulkhead, battery box and rear mounted spare wheel carrier. In front of the spare wheel sits the slab fuel tank with quick release fuel filler, typical of the mid 1930s sporting car and which really looks the part.
The dark red paintwork is in excellent condition as are the black wings. The seats are trimmed in black leather and there is a well fitted tonneau in heavyweight pvc. There is a carpeted area behind the seats which is ideal for luggage.
The engine is a three bearing unit from Austineers and boasts higher compression pistons, larger inlet valves, lightened flywheel and a Jack French cam. This gives a decent performance and yet the engine remains extremely tractable – it starts on the first pull of the handle and settles to a steady idle. It does have an electric starter as well.
Under the bonnet there is a secure lidded compartment for the 6 volt battery on one side of the bulkhead. On the other side there is a similar compartment for a jack and tools.
On the road the Austin performs well. The remote four speed gearchange is pleasant to use and the car handles nicely. The brakes have been converted to hydraulic actuation.
The car was constructed to accommodate a tall driver so there is plenty of leg room, although the pedals are quite close together. The rather non-vintage steering wheel is quick release and provides easy access to the cockpit.
This is a super little car and is great fun to drive. It could easily make a good long distance trials car which is something the makers of the RTC body had in mind when creating it.
It’s on the button and ready to enjoy.
As always we will consider any interesting vehicle in part exchange.
Part exchange:yes

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Specs

Essentials

  • Mileage: 156
  • Year: 1934
  • Doors: 2
  • Body type: Convertible
  • Transmission type: Manual
  • Fuel type: Petrol
  • Colour: Maroon

Details

  • Engine size (Litres): 0.8
  • Previous owners: 1

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01245248888
or 07836226228

St Andrews Automobiles

Essex, United Kingdom

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