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Lot 157: Austin 7 Ulster TT replica

Classic Car Sale, Charterhouse (22 April 2012)

Herbert Austin's baby Austin 7 has been raced virtually from its conception in 1922. Its first competitive outing was at the 1923 Brooklands Whitsun race meeting driven by Colonel Arthur Waite. Further association with the famous and illustrious racetrack would follow. The 7 would also become synonymous with the Ards Tourist Trophy (TT) races in Ireland between 1928 and 1936, where they had much success, in fact because of this association, the racing cars would become known as Ulsters. This particular Ulster recreation, from a deceased estate, was assembled to a very high standard in 1994 using a Rod Yates aluminium body on a long wheel base chassis. Great care and attention has obviously been taken to create a very authentic look. It has recently been recommissioned after a period of inactivity, gaining a fresh MOT with flying colours, and on a recent inspection for this catalogue, it certainly started readily and sounded in rude health. The bare aluminium body is complemented by an interior with a fully stocked mahogany dashboard and bright red seats. The weather gear consists of twin Brooklands Aeroscreens and a tonneau cover (who needs a hood?) The running gear has all the usual racing goodies, such as a side draft carburettor, a four branch manifold, a Brooklands exhaust, and it retains the cable operated brakes. There is a vast history file accompanying the car, with a photograph album showing the various stages of the build and images of the finished car on display at the National Austin 7 Rally at Beaulieu, numerous receipts, wiring diagrams, handbooks and associated correspondence. This Ulster recreation would be a great way to enter vintage racing, as it would be eligible for 750 Trophy Races classes A and B plus hill climbing and sprints with the VSCC, or if motor racing isn't your thing, it would be just as suited to taking the next lucky owner to the pub on a sunny summer's evening. V5C, MOT to March 2013, tax exempt

Lot Details
Auction Classic Car Sale
Charterhouse, Royal Bath and West Showground
TypeCar
Lot Number157
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£9000
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1934
Condition rating0
Registration numberBSJ 348,
Mileage-
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