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 are, or have been, owned by our past, and present, members.




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


This 1928 AD Tourer is also regularly driven.  The 'Chummy' is adored by all small children who immediately see it as 'Brum' from Children's TV.







R Type



A 1928 R Type which 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













 







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)









Swallow


A 1930 Swallow Saloon










RM Saloon


Several members have the 'Box Saloon' models of which the RM from 1931 is quite popular.  This SWB 'Seven' has external vertical seams on the rear quarters and 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

The vertical seams on the rear quarters have been removed and the waistline remains. This 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)








Ulster 1.1


Ulster Replica, the original car was first registered in 1933 and modified by various owners.  Now used regularly for holidays in France and was a class winner on the Rally Historique Monte Carlo 2000.







Pound Special

A 1933 Austin Seven Special rebuilt in 2019/20.








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 AH 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 many miles since restoration.











PD Tourer

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)

    

 

 

 

 

 

Rosengart 1.1Rosengart 2.1

A 1934 Rosengart, the French version of the Austin Seven, re-registered for the UK.

 












Ruby MK1 Rouse
No Austin Seven Club can fail to have a Ruby or two, or more, amongst the membership. This is the 1935 MK 1 (ARQ) (Road Test) which has been owned by the same family for nearly 70 years.











AAK 1.1AAK 2.1


This 1934/5 Open Road Tourer Type AAK is a rare interim model between the Box style up to 1934 and the Ruby style from 1935 with a Ruby front and Box Saloon rear with the spare wheel exposed.












AAL rear 1Ruby AAK 1934


Another rare Seven is this1935 Ruby Open Road Tourer Type AAL.  The front and rear end show the Ruby features.












 

1937 Ruby MK2


The later Ruby MK 2 (ARR) was introduced in 1936 with subtle changes having a curve at the base of the front pillars, wind down rear windows and a 3-bearing engine. (Road Test)








Pearl 1936



A 1936 registered 'Pearl', the cabriolet version of the Ruby.











Opal 1936


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











Military 1936

A well restored 1936 Military Tourer Type APD complete with a replica rifle mounted in the cradle above the propshaft tunnel.





     




Ruby Van


A very distinctive van based on a 1937 Ruby








AVJ Van


An original Type AVJ van registered in 1937 is based on a Ruby chassis with a front mounted fuel tank.











Big Seven Sixlite

The Big Seven 'Sixlite' (CRV) was launched in July 1937 without running boards, but these were re-introduced in July 1938.












Big7Forlite

The two-door Big Seven (CRW) was introduced in March 1938.  This is the only Big Seven 'Forlite' in CA7C and was first registered in May 1938.  It has been in the same family for over 70 years and restored in 2003. (Road Test)



 






 
Cambridge Special


A Cambridge Special


 








SM Special


One past 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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