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1923 AUSTIN SEVEN 'CHUMMY' TOURER - 18663Sold* at BARRETT-JACKSON CLASSIC CAR AUCTION 2002 - Lot #638 1923 AUSTIN SEVEN 'CHUMMY' TOURERhttp://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/18663/18663_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
1923 AUSTIN SEVEN "CHUMMY" TOURER
BARRETT-JACKSON CLASSIC CAR AUCTION 2002
SEVEN "CHUMMY" TOURER
ANTIQUES - CONVERTIBLE
*Includes Buyer Commission
DARK BLUE/BLACK FENDERS
Lot #638 - 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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