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1929 Austin Seven Type AE Chummy

Lot Number 133

1929 Austin Seven Type AE Chummy

1929 wider-bodied AE 'Chummy' Tourer from long-term ownership, recently returned to the road. Offered at No Reserve.

  • Sold for: £6,975

Bid online during our live auction or at The Saleroom.

LIVE AUCTION: Saturday 9th December | 11.45am GMT
  • BODY COLOUR
    Yellow
  • DRIVE
    RHD
  • Registration Number
    REG NUMBER
    VJ 2936

SUMMARY

1929 wider-bodied AE 'Chummy' Tourer from long-term ownership, recently returned to the road. Offered at No Reserve.

DESCRIPTION

  • Nicknamed the 'Chummy' because the narrow cabin width meant that you had no choice but to become great chums with your travelling companion
  • This was helped (slightly) by the introduction of the wider-bodied AE in 1929
  • This charming example has been subject to an older restoration, believed to have been carried out in the 1970s
  • Purchased by its current owner in 2004, it has been dry stored for the last five years before being returned to the road with fresh plugs, fresh fluids and a tank clean
  • Finished in its original yellow with black wheel arches, black soft top and side screens and 19" wheels from a later model
  • Powered by its 747cc side-valve four-cylinder engine producing 10.5bhp with a top speed of 50mph
  • Supplied with a small amount of history from previous owners
  • Anyone considering owning an Austin Seven will almost certainly know what they are looking for and we welcome and encourage you to view this cheerful example offered at No Reserve

SPECIFICATION

Lot Number
133
Make
AUSTIN
Model
SEVEN
Variant
CHUMMY
Registration Number
VJ 2936
MOT Expiry
Exempt
Chassis Number
111510
Engine Number
M137849
Transmission
Manual
Body Colour
Yellow

CONSIGNOR

Consignor

For further information regarding this lot please contact Stacey.

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CCA VENDOR CONDITION REPORT

OVERALL:

84 / 135

Exterior


Bodywork:

Glass:

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Remarks

The exterior bodywork is in a condition I personally very much like. The cars had an older restoration (60's/70's at a guess) so is showing signs of age with a few paint imperfections and age related marks but for me that adds alot of character to these cars which is part of the special charm that comes from these pre war machines

Interior


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Remarks

Inside the car is all quite nice, the seats are re trimmed with minimal use to the rears. The inside again shows signs of age but is in very nice condition for the car. The hood and weather gear are both present. The hood has a previous small repair on the rear as can be seen. The weather gear is in nice condition.

Engine


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Remarks

The engine of this car is really sweet, it powers the car along well and will start well both hot and cold. The odometer shows 2k miles that I highly doubt to be correct.

Transmission


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Remarks

The correct type gearbox is fitted to this car. The clutch is a very nice pedal to use and the box is very smooth for an Austin 7 box.

Running Gear


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Remarks

The running gear of the car is all in good order. I have full confidence in driving this car even on motorways, it does feel very comfortable sat at OK speeds. It's one of the few cars that has never let me down on any trip and will always pop into life even if I haven't started it in weeks.

Electrics


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Remarks

Not really a massive amount to say about the electrics on one of these! The horn sounds brilliant, lights work and thd car charges.... That's about it for a 7

Vehicle History

Remarks

The car has a small yet nice history file with the details of the previous owners and how long they have owned it for. Most the previous owners have been long term owners. I purchased the car from Wales where it's had been dry stored by an enthusiast for many years.


About the CCA Vendor Condition Report


A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review their condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided. CCA will not entertain any disputes over vendor condition reports.

Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car

Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts

Good Everyday useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history

Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history

Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history

CONSIGNOR

Consignor

For further information regarding this lot please contact Stacey.

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Vehicles can be collected from the Warwickshire Event Centre, CV31 1XN on Sunday 10th December between 10am and 3pm and Monday 11th December between 9am and 1pm.

Our transport partner, EM Rogers, can assist with collection and delivery. Please contact them on 01604 755511 or trafficdesk@emrogers.co.uk for a quote.

Due to venue restrictions we need to be clear of the WEC by 1pm on Monday 11th therefore any motor vehicles not collected by this time will be taken to our transport partners storage facility in Northampton for a fee of £150 plus VAT. Storage will be charged at £10 plus VAT per day.