Lot #638

1923 AUSTIN SEVEN "CHUMMY" TOURER

Auction BARRETT-JACKSON CLASSIC CAR AUCTION 2002
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 638
Year 1923
Make AUSTIN
Model
Style SEVEN "CHUMMY" TOURER
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN 27706
Exterior Color DARK BLUE/BLACK FENDERS
Interior Color
Cylinders 0
Engine Size 0
Transmission
Description
First introduced in 1922, the Austin Seven was the foundation for several automotive empires. In addition to its English parent, the Seven was, as the Dixi, the best selling car in Germany and later became the first car to be made by motorcycle giant, BMW. The car was also the basis of the American Austin which became Bantam. It was heavily plagerized by a Japanese industrial giant and introduced as the first Datsun car. Truly an automotive landmark. This example is from the earliest production run witnessed by the lack of a starter motor. Only a few of the first cars were so delivered. It spent many years in the renowned Harrah Collection before being purchased by the vendor.
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