Member's Cars
a selection of our active 'Sevens'

Our member's cars represent the whole range of 'Sevens' manufactured at Longbridge, Birmingham with a few built by specialist coachbuilders.  Most of them like to keep their 'Sevens' as near to the original specifications as possible.  We are pleased to say that CA7C is a club which encourages members to drive their 'Sevens' throughout the year.  To preserve a 'Seven' you have to use it!

It is not possible to include every member's 'Seven'; this section is just to show a selection of the 'Sevens' which appear on Club events.


AC Chummy 1925

An AC Tourer, the 'Chummy'.  This car, first registered in September 1925, is the oldest 'Seven' on the road in Cornwall and is regularly used on Club holidays and runs. Two North Devon members each have a 'Chummy' that were first registered in March and April 1925.

 



AD Tourer 1928

A few AD Tourers are also regularly driven; the 'Chummy' is adored by all small children who immediately see it as 'Brum' from Children's TV.





Van Type AD

An immaculate replica 2½ cwt Van Type AD, originally manufactured by Thomas Startin Ltd. of Birmingham, which was first registered in 1929, and owned by one of our regular lady drivers.






RK Saloon 1929


The Saloon Type RK appeared in September 1928 alongside the Type R and this RK was restored from 'very little' into a car that is used almost daily, and been taken on most Club runs and holidays. (Road Test)




RM Saloon


Several members have the 'Box Saloon' models of which the RM from 1931 is quite popular.  This SWB 'Seven' has curved doors to fit the rear wheel arch profile.  (Road Test).   This car also belongs to one of our lady drivers.




RN 1932

The1932 RN has external vertical seams on the rear quarters.
It has the longer wheeelbase so the doors are not curved to fit
the rear wheel arch.  (Road Test).







1933 RP


A 1933 RP Saloon which is regularly driven on Club runs and holidays. 






De Luxe RP 1934


The last of the 'Box' Saloons, the 1933 De Luxe RP.  This one
has optional extra factory fitted bumpers.  (Road Test)






Arrow Foursome

A 1934 Arrow 'Foursome' built by Arrow Coachworks Ltd,
Hanwell, London, a rare 'Seven' variant.







1934 Nippy


The 1934 Nippy Type 65 is a 'classic' 'Seven' if ever there was just the
one built by the Austin Motor Co..  (Road Test)




AJ Tourer 1934

A 1934 AJ Tourer is all very nice but rather draughty and prone to a few leaks on rainy days, but the joys of 'top down' motoring has to be experienced. This car has completed the 'London' to Brighton events as well as several Club holidays and runs.






AJ Tourer lhd


One rare 'Seven' is a left-hand drive version and this 1934 AJ Tourer is
often out on runs driven by one of our older lady drivers.





5 cwt van

There are not many 5cwt 1934 vans about but this one is regularly driven on Club runs and holidays and has now covered over 30,000 miles since restoration.






PD Tourer 1934


A younger person's car, the 1934 PD 2-seat Tourer regularly driven to
up-country Club's rallies, club events and a few tours across Europe.  It
also completed the 90th Anniversary JOGLE.  (Road Test)

    

 


1935 Ruby MK1


No Austin Seven Club can fail to have a Ruby or two, or more,
amongst the membership, in CA7C there are nearly thirty. 
The 1935 MK 1 . .  . . . .  (Road Test)



 

1937 Ruby MK2



and the later MK 2 having the subtle differences with a curve
at the base of the front pillars and wind down rear windows. 
(Road Test)






Pearl 1936



We have a 1936 registered 'Pearl' on the road, a
cabriolet version of the Ruby.






Opal ary


There are a few Opals in the Club; this one registered in 1936.






Military APD

 

A well restored 1936 Military Tourer Type APD complete with rifle cradle.








Ruby Van




A very distinctive van based on a 1937 Ruby owned by one of our distant, but active, members.







Big7Forlite


The only two-door Big Seven 'Forlite' in CA7C, first registered in May 1938,
has been in the same family for over 65 years and since restoration in 2003
is now used regularly on runs in the County. (Road Test)



 


Ulster Rep


A 1938 Ulster Replica is an eye-catcher, and sounds good as well.












Our Members, past and present, have also owned:



R Type



A 1928 R Type.  This model has the doors hinged to the rear.






Mulliner


A 1928 Mulliner Fabric Saloon.











AD Van Rodda


A 2½cwt van built in the style of the1929 Van Type AD, originally manufactured by Thomas Startin Ltd. of Birmingham, with the livery of a well-known Cornish Clotted Cream Company (with permission) and milk churns.

AD Van Churns














Swallow


A 1930 Swallow Saloon










Cambridge Special




A Cambridge Special.







Big Seven Sixlite

A Big Seven 'Sixlite', one of several owned by Members over the years.








SM Special


One member built this truck as a one-off project from spares.








Technical details and specifications of the many models of Austin Sevens are in 'The Austin Seven Source Book' by Bryan Purves,   pub. by Haynes Publishing, Re-issued 2004.



See also: 'Austin Sevens; the joys of being a 7’er' and then follow the links to have a look at some of the stories from our members about their first Austin Seven or the restoration of one.



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