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1931 Austin Seven
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mikeC



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 9:23 pm    Post subject: 1931 Austin Seven Reply with quote

As mentioned in another thread, I have just changed the flat-nose Cowley for an Austin Seven - things were getting a bit cramped in the garage, and a smaller car was one way of easing the congestion! Here it is, braving this morning's snow:





Until the last owner rescued it in 2009 and restored it (on the road again in 2011) it had been slumbering since 1961! Reputedly it has always lived in Nottinghamshire, having been supplied by J Richards of Hucknall Road, Nottingham:



Amazingly it only took a few clicks on the computer to come up with this image:



The car was first registered in May 1931, and was one of a small number produced during 1931 painted in rather striking colour schemes with woolcloth 'Repp' upholstery; the most popular was Maroon with Cream lining and window frames:



Other colours were Opal Blue with Silver highlights, and Royal Blue with Electric Blue highlights. Mine was in two-tone blue, so I now have to decide whether I reproduce the colour scheme...
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colwyn500



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Mine was in two-tone blue"

That is a lovely-looking car Mike. I imagine that two-tone blue would would suit it well.
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mikeC



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I should have added that Electric Blue is a bright turquoise; I'm still thinking about that Laughing
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Rick
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice - does the old supplying dealer's building still survive?

RJ
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mikeC



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No Rick, it was flattened during the war, although it's still a filling station; but not much good for a photo re-enactment Crying or Very sad
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colwyn500



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mikeC wrote:
bright turquoise; Laughing


Azurro turqoise...I like that.

BRA_8784 by peterthompson, on Flickr
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mikeC



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I've finally plucked up courage and added the second colour - it certainly changes the character of the car!

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It suits it well IMO - do you only take the 7 out on snowy days? Wink

RJ
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8_10 Brass Cleaner



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rick wrote:
It suits it well IMO - do you only take the 7 out on snowy days? Wink

RJ


Is it an RM Mike?
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mikeC



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rick wrote:
It suits it well IMO - do you only take the 7 out on snowy days? Wink

RJ


Not exactly, but I think it attracts the snow Laughing

... and yes, 8_10, it's an RM.
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mikeC



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2016 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

... and just to show it doesn't only come out in snow:





Mind you, the day ended in blizzard conditions, so now it needs a good clean!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2016 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great car and settings, reminds me in a lot of ways of the '34 Minor I ran (which apparently doesn't get much use nowadays at its new home).

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