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Austin 7 Special (1937)

Opal Two Seat Tourer

EUR 15,169JPY 1,974,051BGN 29,667CZK 393,506DKK 112,812GBP 12,995HUF 5,444,491PLN 69,099RON 74,706SEK 153,656CHF 16,755ISK 2,304,121NOK 152,344HRK 114,698RUB 1,399,061TRY 147,304AUD 23,433BRL 102,587CAD 22,685CNY 118,511HKD 141,044IDR 265,407,584ILS 59,581INR 1,362,162KRW 20,254,725MXN 363,221MYR 74,888NZD 25,356PHP 879,980SGD 24,230THB 566,944ZAR 258,555

Offered for: GBP 12,995

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  • Classic & Sportscar Centre
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
  • Contact:
    Andrew Welham

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Request for Austin 7 Special (1937) | Vehicle-ID: 232431

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  • Vehicle data
  • Description
  • Condition
  • Make Austin
  • Model 7
  • Model name 7 Special
  • Series n.a.
  • Year of manufacture 1937
  • Chassis number n.a.
  • Gearbox number n.a.
  • Report n.a.
  • Condition category Original
  • Mileage n.a.
  • Previous owners n.a.
  • First registration 04/1937
  • Engine number n.a.
  • Matching numbers Yes

Technical details

  • Body style Convertible
  • Body detail Roadster
  • Power (kw/hp) 7/10
  • Cubic capacity (ccm) 748
  • Cylinders 4
  • Doors 2
  • Steering Right (RHD)
  • Transmission Manual
  • Gears 4
  • Drive Rear
  • Front Brake Drum
  • Rear Brake Drum
  • Fuel Petrol

Individual configuration

  • Exterior colour Blue
  • Manufacturer colour name n.a.
  • Sunroof No
  • Folding roof Yes
  • Power Assisted Steering No
  • Central locking No
  • Electric windows No
  • Interior colour Blue
  • Interior material Leather
  • Electric heated seats No
  • Air conditioning No
  • ABS No
  • Airbag No
  • Cruise control No

We are delighted to offer this rare Austin 7 Opal Two Seat Tourer Type APE onto the market. This model was classified as one of Herbert Austin’s jewels and known as the Opal. The model only ran until 1939 and today is exceptionally rare.

FP 3180 was first registered on the 20th April 1937, finished in Royal Blue and supplied new to a Mr Ronald Hardy in Uppingham, Rutland. 84 years on, our Austin 7 still retains its original registration mark and original engine, also comes with three early buff logbooks including its first very that was stamped by Rutland County Council between 1937 and 1940.

The Austin spent 21 years with its first owner before being briefly owned by a lady in 1958 in Melton Mowbray, and from 1960 the Austin spent over 30 years in Leicester. The original buff logbooks confirm the Austin changed hands in 1963 and then spent 40 years in the same family, moving from Leicester to a small village in the Vale of Glamorgan in 1992 within the same family.

MOT certificates dating from 1961 to 1973 show the Austin was kept in roadworthy condition, annually MOT tested and then ten years later in 1983 after some time off the road the Austin was MOT tested again. The car then once again had another period of time off the road - almost 30 years. In 2010 FP 3180 was then re-commissioned and MOT tested having covered 122 miles since 1983. The Austin was subsequently MOT tested again in 2011 and 2012 covering just a few miles in between.

The Austin has arrived with us with 88500 miles recorded, likely to be correct knowing the history of the car and the supporting paperwork with the car. The small Tourer has so many lovely original features and is on the button with a lovely strong original engine. The 7 is a great runner and with a thorough service and some adjustments it will be ready for some summer fun. The car presents well with a nicely aged paint finish, it has charm, lots of patina and is a wonderful genuine Tourer that comes with lots of provenance.

Condition, Registrations & Documents

  • Engine (Seller assessment): 4 of 5
  • Technique (Seller assessment): 4 of 5
  • Paint (Seller assessment): 2 of 5
  • Interior (Seller assessment): 3 of 5
  • Pink Slip
  • Historic license plate
  • Registered
  • Ready to drive

Vehicle-ID: 232431


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