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Old 31st January 2014, 17:31   #1
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I was surprised to see a neatly maintained Austin 7 with all possible orginal parts.

Few of my observations about this magnificent piece of art on wheels.

1:- Lucas King of the road head lamps (Harry Lucas designed a hub lamp for use in a high bicycle in 1879 and named the oil lamp "King of the Road". This name would come to be associated with the manufactured products of Lucas Companies, into the present day. However, Lucas did not use the "King of the Road" epithet for every lamp manufactured. They used this name on only their most prestigious and usually highest priced lamps and goods. This naming format would last until the 1920s when the "King of the Road" wording was pressed into the outer edge of the small "lion and torch" button motifs that frequently decorated the tops of both bicycle and motor-car lamps)

2:- Bowden brakes

3:- Zenith carburetor

4:- Austin foundry marks on head and engine block

5:- Coil (Presto lite)

6:- Working steering controls i.e., the retard and advance for ignition and the yesteryear cruise control

7:- The running board is still having the rubber mat with Austin emblem on it

8:- The gas tank lid hangs on itself on a tiny cable from inside the tank

9:-Storage compartment under the driver seat

10:- Original Joseph Lucas gauges with the Smiths speedometer

11:- suspension 3 spring plates

12:- All wheel nuts are made of copper

13:- original parts number plate on the dash board

14:- 4 speed gear box

15:- original paint ?

16:- still a running 6Volt car with original wiring and all electrical

17:- Crank start working like a dream

18:- Car No :- B6 XXXX

19:- Chasis 162XXX

Detailed snaps to follow soon.

Thought of documenting this car as it can be used as a reference later.


About the steering controls , There are 2 controls one for IGN and the other for GAS. IGN is having 2 options A for Advance and R for Retard. If we move the knob on either directions you can see the coil adjusting itself under the hood. The other option GAS is the great grandfather of the Cruise Control system.
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Now let the pictures speak
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Now let the pictures speak
Its nice and clean car. Obviously a longtime ownership. Hope its also in some use . And can we some info on the beetle thats shadowed behind.

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I was surprised to see a neatly maintained Austin 7 with all possible orginal parts.

Few of my observations about this magnificent piece of art on wheels.

5:- Coil (Presto lite)

7:- The running board is still having the rubber mat with Austin emblem on it
Thanks for sharing - if you get the chance, do share some higher quality images so we may enjoy the details so well preserved. What is the history with the car, and how did it manage to survive so well? Do tell.

Just a thought - prestolite I think is an American company, so the coil may not be original.

Do share a close up of the Austin print on the mat.
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Its nice and clean car. Obviously a longtime ownership. Hope its also in some use . And can we some info on the beetle thats shadowed behind. Thanks
Thats not a beetle shadowed behind its a Hanomag, a rare breed indeed !

I am yet to get more details of the Hanomag and sure that i will share it.
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Few closer snaps for our reference. Keep watching more snaps to follow
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The Austin logo on the running board mat

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Closer look of the front

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The glass on the detachable top is the which came with ragtop
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Thanks for sharing - if you get the chance, do share some higher quality images so we may enjoy the details so well preserved. What is the history with the car, and how did it manage to survive so well? Do tell.

Just a thought - prestolite I think is an American company, so the coil may not be original.

Do share a close up of the Austin print on the mat.
Karl, I am yet to find more about the history other than the car belonged an official of British army/company which was later inherited by family.
Have a look at the link below for a short video of the Austin.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=769008293128329
Source :- The Vintage and Classics of Travancore Cochin and Malabar FB page.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-V...374192?fref=ts

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Sorry for not mentioning it any where in the thread, Its a 1933 model Austin 7
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Sorry for not mentioning it any where in the thread, Its a 1933 model Austin 7
Mine is just the next model after this. The front is different with a grill but the back is almost the same.
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Thats me on both ;-) !
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https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v...type=2&theater


Another Austin from Kerala Cranking video. sadly i don’t have you tube video
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Apparently this car is now up for sale

http://thiruvananthapuram.olx.in/193...-iid-659185241
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