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.
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.
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.
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
The Saloon Type RK appeared in September 1928 alongside the Type R and this
RK was restored
'very little' into a car that is used almost
daily, and been taken on
most Club runs and holidays. (Road
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
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)
A 1933 RP Saloon which is regularly
on Club runs and holidays.
The last of the 'Box' Saloons, the 1933 De Luxe RP. This one
has optional extra factory fitted bumpers.
A 1934 Arrow 'Foursome' built by Arrow Coachworks Ltd,
Hanwell, London, a rare 'Seven' variant.
The 1934 Nippy Type 65 is a 'classic' 'Seven' if ever there was just the
one built by the Austin Motor Co.. (Road
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
This car has completed the 'London' to Brighton events as well
as several Club holidays and runs.
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
There are not many 5cwt 1934 vans about but this one is regularly driven
runs and holidays and has now covered over 30,000 miles since
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.
also completed the 90th Anniversary JOGLE.
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 . . . . . .
and the later MK 2 having the subtle
differences with a curve
at the base of the front pillars
and wind down rear windows.
We have a 1936 registered 'Pearl' on the road, a
version of the Ruby.
There are a few Opals in the Club; this one registered in 1936.
A well restored 1936 Military Tourer Type APD complete with rifle cradle.
A very distinctive van based on a 1937 Ruby owned by one of our distant,
but active, members.
The only two-door
'Forlite' in CA7C, first registered in May 1938,
in the same family for over 65 years and since restoration in 2003
now used regularly on runs in the County. (Road
A 1938 Ulster Replica is an eye-catcher,
and sounds good as well.
Our Members, past and present,
have also owned:
A 1928 R Type. This model has the doors hinged to the rear.
A 1928 Mulliner Fabric Saloon.
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.
1930 Swallow Saloon
A Cambridge Special.
A Big Seven 'Sixlite', one of several owned by Members over the years.
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.
'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.