Speedy project offers great opportunities
Two Austin Sevens hidden from view by their owner since the 1960s will make their first public showing in almost 60 years.
One of the cars is an extremely rare Speedy model (right), which despite its project car condition is expected to raise £6000 to £8000 at Herefordshire Vehicle Auction’s sale at Ledbury Rugby Club, Herefordshire on 7 July. A 1927 Austin Seven Chummy, which has a £3000-£3500 estimate, is also on offer.
The two Austins are for sale following the death of a long-term owner who was said to be well-known in Austin Seven circles for refusing to let people view the vehicles.
Two more Austin Sevens are in the auction, another Chummy and a 1930 TT.
A 1927 Humber 9/20, 1933 Singer 9 Sports, 1934 Riley 9 Monaco and a 1938 Alvis Silver Crest are among the other cars going under the hammer. Post war lots include a rare ‘barn find’ 1936 Armstrong Siddeley 236.
The Austin Seven Speedy project.