1938 Austin Seven Opal Tourer

Sold: £6,600

Vendor Rating: 
Manufacturer:  Austin
First Registered:  1938
Model:  Seven Opal Tourer
Registration No:  DTB 419
Chassis No:  286485
MOT:  Not Required
Colour:  Blue and Black

The Austin 7 was produced from 1923 until 1939. It was nicknamed the "Baby Austin" and was at that time one of the most popular cars produced for the British market and sold well abroad. Its effect on the British market was similar to that of the Model T Ford in the US, replacing most other British economy cars and cyclecars of the early 1920s. It was also licensed and copied by companies all over the world. The very first BMW car, the BMW Dixi, was a licensed Austin 7. In France they were made and sold as Rosengarts, and in the United States they were built by the American Austin Car Company. In Japan, Nissan also used the 7 design as the basis for their first cars, although not under licence. This eventually led to a 1952 agreement for Nissan to build and sell Austins in Japan under the Austin name. Many Austin 7s were rebuilt as "specials" after the Second World War, Companies such as Speedex in Luton thrived in the late 1950s by producing race-proven bodies and engine parts for the Seven chassis.

The 1938 Austin 7 Opal 2-seater offered here is described by the vendor as a great little car that is running well, with no known faults. This car has obviously had a lot of love and attention over the years, with the body and interior in very good condition, as can be seen in the pictures. The car comes with the side screens and soft top, which are also in very good condition. These little cars are much loved in the classic car world, and this little gem is offered at a very good reserve and is ready for regular outings and shows.

Note: This description is provided by the vendor and unless otherwise stated is 'Not Verified' by Barons or any person employed by Barons. Prospective purchasers are advised to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of any statements made, whether they be statements of fact or opinion.

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