Austin Seven Sports Ulster Replica 1936 sold for £9,858 at the April 25th Classic Car Auction
Austin Seven Sports, Ulster Replica. Only two former keepers from new, who were father and son. It has been rebuilt several times since new and now sports a Chris Gould Ulster body on a shortened chassis. The engine has been rebuilt with new valves and guides, high compression head, 4 speed gear box. Modified with full flow oil filter, updated brakes. Folding screen, tonneau cover, and top quality hood & frame with wiper for wet weather. In excellent condition throughout and enormous fun to drive. MOT exempt and historic road tax. Full list of work carried out on website extended catalogue.
Full description: Ulster GRP Gould body. Alloy front end and cockpit lining. Quality canvas hood, stainless folding windscreen. Hydraulic brakes, twin master cylinder, alloy back plates. 12V, alternator on head driven from cam. Shortened dummy dynamo body, Bosch distributor and rev counter mechanical drive. Full flow oil filter and high capacity oil pump. Two bearing engine, high compression head, four new valves and guides, just bored +20 oversize and rebuilt. Oil galleries blanked for full flow filter. 1.25″ SU carb, electric fuel pump. Clummy style headlights, Rist horn, quick release steering wheel, shortened radiator. 15″ wheels, good tyres. Friction shock absorbers. Chassis shortened, boxed, powder coated, axles lowered. History file includes CDs covering photos of the car during restoration, wiring diagrams, and heritage films.
Estimated sale price: £7,000 – £7,500.
Sold for £9,858.
Additional information on the Austin Seven Sports
“The Austin Seven was introduced to a sceptical public in 1922, the first proper large car ‘in miniature’ as opposed to the crude and unreliable cyclecars then available. It was not only a real car it was made out of the first class materials and steels used in large Austins. By 1939, some 290,000 Sevens were in service throughout the world, together with 20,000 Big Sevens. The design was licensed to other manufacturers and was produced in France as the Rosengart, in Germany as the Dixi, which became B.M.W’s first car, and in the USA as the American Austin later the Bantam. In all of its forms, the immortal Seven provided tramfare motoring for the new generation of car owning public the world over, often operating in the most arduous of conditions imaginable.
Sports and racing versions successfully competed against larger and more costly machinery both on the track and in off road trials. After years of untiring service however, many Sevens succumbed to the rigours of the ‘ten year test’ of the early sixties, but around 10,000 cars have survived worldwide and remain as a significant sector in todays interest in preserved transport. This tough little car continues to give amazing service and enjoyment to yet another generation, whether for simple touring trips or just pottering about on a summers day.”
Source: The Pre-War Austins Seven Club