Austin Seven Ruby 1936

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Lot No: 32
Year Make Model Mileage ESTIMATED SALE PRICE
1936 Austin Seven Ruby 4,546 (Not Warranted) £3,500 - £4,500


In Brief:

  • Original UK RHD example; First reg – 23/03/1936
  • Photographic restoration record
  • Substantial history file including an entire box file of A7OC magazines
  • Only 5 owners in 88 years

On the Surface: This is a 1936 Austin Seven Ruby. It is an original UK Right-Hand-Drive example first registered to UK roads on the 23rd of March 1936, and is now celebrating its 88th year of existence. With just 5 owners over its lifetime, it presents as an  original, low mileage example.

Maintenance & History: Accompanying this Ruby is a comprehensive history file that holds lots of historic documentation. Within the file are documents ranging from old invoices to insurance valuations, notably a 2021 valuation by Peter S. Taylor & Co valuing the car at £10,000. Moreover, the collection includes Rally and Show display cards, old MOT certificates, a wiring chart, and a plethora of Austin Seven-related literature. A separate book showcases photographic evidence of a restoration undertaken in the late 80s, ensuring that this Ruby retains its allure through meticulous preservation efforts.

The Model: The story of the Austin Seven intertwines with the birth of British motoring. Born from Sir Herbert Austin’s vision of making car ownership available to everyone, the Austin Seven marked a shift towards smaller, more affordable vehicles.

The introduction of models like the Ruby, Opal, and Pearl in 1934 heralded a new era. As part of the ‘Jewel Range’, The Pearl was a saloon but with a fold-back roof, The Opal was a two seat soft-top tourer and The Ruby was a standard saloon.

Sale Insight: This 1936 Austin Seven Ruby presents an opportunity to own a vintage British motor car with huge historical significance. The history file only makes this little Ruby a more attractive buy for any collector or enthusiast.

Lot No. 32
Auction 25th April 2024
Vehicle Make Austin
Vehicle Model Seven Ruby
Year of Manufacture 1936
Mileage 4,546 (Not Warranted)
Registration 118YUV
Date first Registered 23/03/1936
Chassis Number 239973
Engine Number M242599
Estimated Sale Price £3,500 - £4,500

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