Austin Seven

Austin Seven

by Jonathan Wood, Rose O'Mahoney
     
 


One of the most famous of British cars, the diminutive but robust 750cc Austin Seven, introduced in 1922, changed the course of automobile design and proved the viability of the small-capacity four-cylinder car. The salvation of the Austin company, it was aimed at families who might otherwise have travelled by motorcycle and sidecar, and it remained in production…  See more details below

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One of the most famous of British cars, the diminutive but robust 750cc Austin Seven, introduced in 1922, changed the course of automobile design and proved the viability of the small-capacity four-cylinder car. The salvation of the Austin company, it was aimed at families who might otherwise have travelled by motorcycle and sidecar, and it remained in production until 1939. The Seven performed as well on the race track as it did on the road and inspired a team of magnificent twin overhead camshaft single-seaters. It survives in respectable numbers to provide new generations of enthusiasts with a practical, economical car to run, race and restore.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780747804161
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
09/23/2008
Series:
Shire Library Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.20(d)

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Meet the Author


The author of thirty-five books on the motoring of yesteryear, Jonathan Wood has made a particular study of the histories of Britain's multifarious car makers. He has received the Guild of Motoring Writers' Montagu Trophy and the Society of Automotive Historians' Cugnot Award.

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