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October 1923.
September 1932. Four speed silent third gear box as fitted to the seven. The starter is on the off side of the crankcase; note the redesigned manifold, horizontal carburetter and fuel pump.
1925. Chummy Pram Hood 747cc. Reg No NY 8631.
1927 Chummy. Exhibit at Exmoor Classic Cars
1923. Austin 7 Tourer. Exhibit at the National Motor Museum.
1923. Exhibit at Glasgow Museum of Transport.
1923 (replica). Exhibit at the Brooklands Museum.
March 1924
1924. Chummy. Reg No. DD 4046. Exhibit at the Atwell-Wilson Motor Museum.
Rhoddas Austin Van.
Reg No. BEV 254.
Reg No. XVS 760.
1926. rk. Reg No. VJ20-.
1927. Chummy.
1927. Austin Chummy. Reg No: UE 3601.
September 1927.
December 1927.
1927. AD Tourer. Reg No. RL 6545.
1928. Austin 7 Top Hat. Reg No: VP 1893.
1928. Chummy. Reg No. SV 5352.
1928. Austin 7 Fabric. Reg No: YV 1976.
1928 Chummy. 4 cylinder side valve, 750 cc aluminium crankcase, 3-speed gear box and cable brakes. Reg no. SB 3245.
1928.
1928.
1928. Reg No. SB 3245.
1928. Van Reg No. SV 4440.
February 1928
February 1928
1928. Chummy. Reg No. PX 8412.
September 1929.
1929. Chummy. Reg No. VG 2331.
June 1928.
June 1928.
1929. Reg No. KP 7680. Exhibit at the Heritage Motor Centre.
September 1929.
September 1929.
October 1929.
October 1929.
October 1929.
October 1929.
Reg No. JSJ 299.
1930. Reg No: PG 5934.
1930. Reg No: PG 5934.
May 1930.
May 1930.
1930. Austin 7 Box. Reg No: WP 55.
1930. Austin 7 Chummy. Reg No. VG 2331.
1930. Austin 7 Fabric. Reg No. RF 8131.
1930. Reg No. PG 5492. Exhibit at Exmoor Classic Cars
October 1930.
1931. RM. Reg No. OU 9726.
1931. Austin 7 Saloon. Reg No. EEN 414.
1931. Austin 7 BMW. Exhibit at the Heritage Motor Centre.
October 1931.
October 1931.
1930 Austin 7-hp. Reg No. RB 1713. Exhibit at World of Country Life
1931. Reg No. CG 1775. Exhibit at Glasgow Museum of Transport.
1932. RN. Reg No. JO 3975.
1932. Reg No. VG 6130.
September 1932. De Luxe Seven.
September 1932.
September 1932.
1932 Austin 7-hp. Reg No. NG 2054. Exhibit at World of Country Life
1932. Reg No. GX 2270. Exhibit at Bradworthy Transport Museum.
1932. Austin 7 Box Saloon. Reg No: WJ 5256.
1933. Opal. Fremlins Brewery. Reg No. AKO 771.
1933. RP Box saloon. Reg No. OY 6469.
1933. Box Saloon. Reg No. VE 9373.
1933. Box Saloon. Reg No. VE 9373.
1933. AJ Tourer. Reg No. DG 6277.
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1933. Austin 7 Box Salon. 750cc. Reg No: EP 5545.
1933. Type RP 4-seat salon. Reg No: KY 5649.
1933. Austin 7 Box. Reg No: XSY 914.
1933. Austin 7 Box. Reg No: YD 8358.
1933. Austin Seven Box Saloon.
Reg No: AME 234.
1934. RP Box. Reg No. AOE 654.
1934. RP Box Saloon, LWB. Reg No. 233 YUD.
1934. Box RP Saloon deluxe, 750cc. Reg No. AYX 236.
1934. Reg No. AXY 445.
1934. Reg No. AXY 445.
1934. Austin Box Deluxe. Reg No: AYA 441.
1934. Austin Box Deluxe. Reg No: AYA 441.
1934. Reg No. WV 5619.
1934. Reg No OD 8194.
1934. Austin 7 Open Tourer. Reg No. ACG 163. Exhibit at Shuttleworth Collection.
1934. Austin 7 Sports 65. Reg No: AKR 386.
1934. Austin 7 Sports 65. Reg No: AKR 386.
1935. Ruby. Reg No. BKX 41.
1935. Arrow. Reg No. BMH 826.
1935. Austin 7 Opal. 7 hp. Reg No: AV 7120.
1935. Austin 7 Ruby. Reg No. BYW 6.
1935. Austin 7 Ruby. Reg No. WV 7824.
1935. Reg No. BG 3910.
1935. Reg No: ADD 977.
1935. Austin 7 Ruby Mk1. Reg No: GL 2487.
1936. Ruby MK I. Reg No. BYC 186.
1936. Ruby. Reg No. AA -.
1936. Ruby. Reg No: JN 8124.
October 1936.
1936. Austin Ruby Deluxe. Reg No: DVX 278.
1936. Austin 7 Pearl. Reg No: SE 4527.
1936 Austin 7-hp Cambridge Special 747cc. Reg No. EPA 479. Exhibit at World of Country Life
1936. Austin 7 Speedy. Reg No. BRM 46.
1936. Austin Seven Van. Reg No: UJ 7992.
1936. Austin Seven Van. Reg No: UJ 7992.
1936. Austin Ruby. Reg No: BER 506.
1937. Reg No. ACO 29.
1937. Ruby mk III. Reg No. EGW 467.
1937. Ruby mk III. Reg No. EGW 467.
1937. Austin 7 Ruby. Reg No. DXN 151.
February 1937.
October 1937. Reg No. DOA 620.
1937. Reg No: ELM 373. Exhibit at the Dover Transport Museum.
September 1937.
December 1937.
1937. Ruby. Reg No. DTA 647.
1938. Pearl.
1938 Reg No. AVJ 818.
1938 Reg No. AVJ 818.
1938. Reg No. SO 3471. Exhibit at Grampian Transport Museum.
1938. Austin 7 Ruby. Reg No. FOC 514. Exhibit at the Heritage Motor Centre.
1938. Ruby. Reg No BCO 445.
1938. Austin Big 7. Reg No: COU 785. Exhibit at the Glasgow Museum of Transport.
Reg No. BPD 672.
Reg No. PO 776. Exhibit at the Black Country Living Museum.
Reg No. AYN 780.
Reg No. NY 8361.
Reg No. MW 7238.
Reg No: USV 652.
Chummy. Reg No: AVP 888.
Reg No: VSY 715.
Reg No: ATJ 899.
Reg No: SB 3245.
Reg No: 478 DEL. Exhibit at the Dover Transport Museum.
Exhibit at the Dover Transport Museum.
Reg No: VSJ 293.
Reg No: AFH 863.
1935. Austin 7 Ruby. Reg No: BYW 6.
1937. Austin 7 Ruby. Reg No: CSV 679.
Reg No: JC 655.
Austin Big Seven. 1938. 900cc Fortile Saloon. Reg. DRK 5.

Note: This is a sub-section of Austin

The Austin 7 was a car produced from 1922 to 1939.

General

Herbert Austin felt a smaller car would be popular, in spite of protestations from the company's board of directors who were concerned about the financial status of the company. Austin won them over by threatening to take the idea to their competitor Wolseley, and got permission to start on the design which was by him (chassis, suspension etc) and Stanley Edge (engine) working together from 1921 into 1922 at Austin's home, Lickey Grange.

Austin put a large amount of his own money into the design and patented many of its innovations in his own name. In return for the investment he was paid a royalty of two guineas (£2, 2s), (£2.10) on every car sold.

The first prototype was registered with the number OK 2950 and was later joined by OK 3537.

1922 July the car was launched, initially with a 696cc engine

Two thousand cars were made in the first year of production, not as many as hoped, but within a few years the "big car in miniature" had wiped out the cyclecar industry and transformed the fortunes of Austin.

1923 The engine size was increased to 747cc

1924 Added an electric starter

1933 Added a four-speed gearbox

By 1939 when production finally ended, 290,000 cars and vans had been made. (Some accounts say 375,000 produced)

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