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Motor Car - Austin Seven, circa 1929 Object Reg. No: ST 033489

Summary:
The chassis and engine of this Austin Seven were built by the Austin Motor Company at Longbridge, UK in about 1929. The wood and fabric body is of a non-standard design and the front sheet metal components are believed to come from a later model British vehicle. Such changes are typical for the Austin Seven which was often modified by owners and few surviving examples are exactly the same. This car was owned by Mr J. Marshall of 18 Glenhuntly Road, Elwood in 1933. In 1936 it was sold to Mr Lionel Tate who retained ownership until his death in 1977 after which the Austin was donated to the Museum
Acquisition Information:
Donation from C. Tate, 1977
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 1552 mm (Height), 1320 mm (Width), 3180 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: internal combustion engines, motor cars
Themes this item is part of: Austin Seven Motor Car, Engineering Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: ROAD TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Motor Vehicles
Tertiary Classification: motor cars
Model Name/Number: Seven
Manufacturer: Austin Motor Co Ltd, Longbridge, Birmingham, England, Great Britain, 1933
Past Owner: C. Tate, Australia, 1936-1977
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Rinsey Mills, Original Austin Seven, Herridge & Sons, 2008, 2008, 128 Pages

Comments

John Falzon Posted on 08 Dec 2009 3:46 AM
I own an Austin Devon A 40 - 4 door saloon - Chassis No. GS2 322976. Engine No. 1G 338073.
It's First Maltese Reg.No.was 926. now it has been garaged for 40 years. If I'll be needing any original rubber weather strips, will I find? Thanks Regards. John.
Discovery Centre Posted on 10 Dec 2009 3:15 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi John. Replacement parts for antique vehicles need to be sourced from specialist dealers. There's a useful list of Australian suppliers at the following website: http://www.uniquecarsandparts.com.au/directory/

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