Lot 26 (Chateau Impney, 10th July 2016)
Registration No: 705 YUC
Chassis No: SER113000/3/2010
Mot Expiry: Exempt
- Convincing copy of rare A7 model crafted by its previous keeper
- Interior and body's fabric covering entrusted to Aldridge Trimming Ltd
- Thorough mechanical overhaul, new 12v wiring, alloy tank, c.£4k in parts
Hailing from the late 1920s/early 1930s, the Mulliner Sports featured striking two-seater bodies crafted by Mulliners of Bordesley Green, Birmingham. They were a rare variant of the ubiquitous 7 breed, of which only around a dozen original examples are known to the Austin 7 Mulliner register. '705 YUC' is a smartly-presented evocation of the type, created in recent years by its previous keeper, complete with boat tail and split-vee windscreen. It features a polished alloy bonnet and Red painted and Black fabric-covered body teamed with a relatively luxurious Red leather and wood-trimmed interior - all trimming operations were entrusted to Aldridge Trimming of Wolverhampton. The mechanics of the donor car were treated to a thorough overhaul, during which c.£4,000-worth of new parts were installed, including a 12 volt wiring harness by Vehicle Wiring Services and alloy fuel tank. The vendor currently considers '705 YUC' to be in 'excellent' condition with regard to its engine, gearbox, bodywork, paintwork, electrical equipment and interior trim.