Sun, 10th Jul 2016 14:30

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  Lot 48

1933 Austin Seven 'Super Sportsman' Special

Sold for £10,322

(including buyers premium)

Lot details
Registration No: VG 5263
Chassis No: 170709
Mot Expiry: Exempt

- Two former keepers shown on V5C Registration Document and original registration number

- Converted into a road / racing special around 1964 using a Super Sportsman aluminium body, uprated suspension and tuned engine etc

- Recent refreshing of the interior trim / tonneau cover plus a bare metal respray

A furniture maker by profession, Les Montgomery crafted his first replacement aluminium body for an Austin 7 in 1956. Establishing Super Accessories thereafter, he not only supplied would-be special builders with lightweight coachwork but also stocked a range of tuning goodies (manifolds, cylinder heads and sumps etc). An agent for the Hamblin Cadet, Montgomery subsequently added the Markham Peasey Super Sabre and Jim Shaw-designed Super Sportsman to his burgeoning range. Showing just two previous keepers on its V5C Registration Document and pleasingly retaining its original Norwich-issued 'VG 5263' registration number, this particular Austin 7 is understood to have been converted into a road / racing special around 1964 using a new all-aluminium Super Sportsman body, Super Accessories proprietary suspension, lightened wheels and a tuned engine. The latter features an alloy high compression cylinder head, reworked valves and twin SU carburettors giving a useful increase in power whilst remaining tractable on the road. The interior trim and tonneau cover have been recently refreshed and the bodywork treated to a bare metal respray. The result is a striking looking period competition car which would be seemingly ideal for historic sprints, hill climbs and racing with the 750 Motor Club etc.

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