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B1515 Automobile, full size, Austin Seven Tourer, 10.5 hp, engine No. M49012, chassis numbr M48680, aluminium / mixed materials, made by Austin Motor Co Ltd, Longbridge, Birmingham, England, 1927. Click to enlarge.

1927 Austin Seven "Chummy" tourer

Made
The Austin Seven is an endearing little car which in the 1920s and 1930s brought motoring into the reach of ordinary people. This car was made by the Austin Motor Co. Ltd. of Longbridge, Birmingham, England, in 1927, and imported into Australia.

The first Austin Sevens appeared in 1922 and were introduced to supersede the motorcycle and sidecar combinations and cyclecars as a form of inexpensive transport for families. A total of 290,000 Austin Sevens were made between 1922 and 1939. This …

Summary

Object No.

B1515

Object Statement

Automobile, full size, Austin Seven Tourer, 10.5 hp, engine No. M49012, chassis numbr M48680, aluminium / mixed materials, made by Austin Motor Co Ltd, Longbridge, Birmingham, England, 1927

Physical Description

Automobile, full size, Austin Seven Tourer, 10.5 hp, engine No. M49012, chassis numbr M48680, aluminium / mixed materials, made by Austin Motor Co Ltd, Longbridge, Birmingham, England, 1927

Touring motor car with aluminium body and finished in green and black with black collapsible hood. The car has a four cylinder, water-cooled engine of 10.5 hp and 747cc, with three forward gears/speeds and reverse. It brakes on all four wheels with a handbrake to the front and a footbrake ro the rear. It features spoked wheels and seats four people. The vehicle is fitted with side lights instead of forward mounted headlights, magneto ignition and is standard in all respects. It can drive at speeds up to 35 mph (56 kph), with a cruising speed of 20-25 mph (32-40 kph). The engine no is M49012 and the chassis no is M48680.

Body: Two-door tourer
Engine: 4-cylinder, side valve, water cooled,
RAC rating: 10.5 hp (7.8 kW)
Capacity: 747 cc
Bore: 56 mm
Stroke: 76 mm
Gearbox: Three speed
Clutch: Single cushion disc, dry plate
Carburettor: Single downdraft type carburettor
Weight: 794 lbs (360 kg)
Top speed: 35 mph (56 kph)
Cruising speed: 20-25 mph (32-40 kph)
Wheelbase: 6 ft 3 ins (1.905 m)
Track: 40 inches (1.016 m)

Dimensions

Height

1650 mm

Width

1200 mm

Production

Notes

This low-priced, four cylinder, seven horsepower car was first produced in England in 1922 and continued in production until 1939. The popularity of this "baby" car can be gauged from the fact that over a quarter of a million were sold during this period. Each had a 7.8hp (5.8kw) 749cc 4 cylinder engine with three forward gears and reverse.


The Austin Seven Tourer is a 1927 model from approximately September/October production schedule.

History

Notes

The Museum's Austin Seven was purchased in 1963 from Mr Jack Laws of Belmore in Sydney. In 1981 the car was restored by contractors, Ossie's Antique Restorations Pty Ltd of Wetherill Park, and restored again by the Museum with the help of the Austin 7 Club of N.S.W. incorp. in the 1990s.

The vehicle was restored to appearance of a near to new condition at the end of 1927.

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1963

Acquisition Date

23 May 1963

Cite this Object

Harvard

1927 Austin Seven "Chummy" tourer 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 8 December 2021, <https://ma.as/208017>

Wikipedia

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