1932 Austin 7 Boat Tail Reg. no. DH 9362 Chassis no. 153219 Car no. B5-6520 Engine no. 153440
1932 Austin 7 Boat TailReg. no. DH 9362Chassis no. 153219Car no. B5-6520Engine no. 153440Body no. 336The Austin 7 boat tail must be one of the most attractive of the variations and they are now quite rare today. All boat tails had raked steering thus the scuttle is longer and the seat frames lower than standard. Possibly to rationalise costs, the 1930-32 versions seemed to use more standard saloon parts than previously. The decision to fabric the door capping and boot lid was probably an attempt to enhance the coach-built look. The tail was a separate add-on section of simple construction. By 1932 the last of the short chassis 2-seaters were built as earlier parts were being used up and many variations are the result. DH 9362 was first registered on the 30th April 1932, there isn’t any history of the car in the file, Barry Trevarrow had been carrying out a full restoration for many years to a high standard. The car now requires finishing, the engine and gearbox are currently out of the car, and the radiator and bonnet detached. The hood frame is fitted without covering, but the majority of the work has already been carried out. The car is sold with a current V5C, an older V5, a green continuation logbook, and many other papers. There is also a folder of general Austin 7 history and research carried out by Barry.Estimate: £10,000 - 15,000To be auctioned along with a fantastic selection of other vehicles on March 5th at our Showell Farm site, SN15 2NU. Viewing is welcome prior to sale and all cars are sold as seen, condition reports can be requested on each lot by contacting us direct. Lots are not available to buy prior to auction. Fully illustrated catalogue is available on the Richard Edmonds Auction website. Bids can be made online, by telephone or live on site. All lots are subject to commission.Vehicles that are un-registered or on foreign plates may require Import Duty and Vat to be paid upon purchase via HMRC prior to registering with the DVLA for a UK plate, if you are not sure please ask. For classic cars over 30 years this equates to 5% Duty on the final value.