For Sale, 1936 Austin Ruby Deluxe Saloon
Chassis No: 237556
The Austin Seven is acknowledged to be the best small car in the world.
It is designed for, and will carry in comfort, four adults up to a weight of 40 stones and 56lbs of luggage..
There are six models made, the Cabriolet, the de luxe Saloon, the Saloon with fixed head, the Tourer, the Two-Seater and a Sports Two-Seater. The closed models are alike in general lines and general equipment. Particularly good features are the wide doors with one-piece windows, which are mechanically raised or lowered.
The large single panel windscreen, that can be opened wide, and secured by an ingenious lever fastening, easily reached from the driver's seat, is another advantage. The Tourer, with its easily operated hood and side curtains which open with the doors, provides complete protection in even the most inclement weather.
Both front seats are separately adjustable. They tilt forward and allow ready access to the rear seats or luggage space.
The Sports model is a low compact fast car. Its name accurately describes the "Two-seater".
The Austin Seven has a 4-cylinder, water cooled engine, synchromesh gears, and bevel drive. Lubrication is by pump, and cooling is on the thermo-syphon system assisted by fan.
The complete equipment includes electric starting and lighting switches, foot operated "dip and switch" for headlamps, air strangler, electric horn, speedometer, electric windscreen wiper, automatic return direction indicators, licence holder, shock absorbers, spare wheel and tyre and blank number plates. All fittings are chromium plated, except the wheel centres which are of stainless steel.
As 40 - 42 miles per gallon is the average petrol consumption, the cost of transit is below the cost of fares on any public conveyance, and in this particular the Austin Seven has no rival.
Its speed, economy, reliability and road-holding qualities have been admitted beyond dispute.
Thousands of motorists have had their first experiences on a "Seven", thousands more will follow them.
Fiennes Showroom are offering this 1936 Austin Ruby Deluxe in remarkable condition which performs very well. Finished in Black over Red coachworks which presents in near rust free condition and only minor age related marks around the paintwork. The interior is in fantastic condition with red seats and red carpets. Both seats tilt forward for ease of access to the rear seats.
Unfortunately there is little history with the LVS 993 but an image in the file shows a bare metal restoration and this is dated May 1998. Also included is a genuine Austin 7 Lubrication chart which makes this very much a DIY car to maintain and enjoy.
A current V5 is present along with the original Austin 7 parts book.
Viewing can be arranged at Fiennes Showroom in Oxfordshire where we offer Classic finance, vehicle detailing, storage and enclosed transport.