You may or may not be familiar with the Austin A7, but you could easily identify it with a bygone age. At an estimate, you may say 1920’s/1930’s. Well, you would be right. Infact this delightful Austin A7 is from circa 1934. Produced from around 1922 – 1939, the A7 was probably the most popular car produced in the UK and only halted by the outbreak of WW2.
You may not see many outside of Museums and classic car shows, but if you are a resident of Oldbury in Birmingham, you would no doubt come across this Austin A7 at the traffic lights or roundabouts or a nearby supermarket.
The owner is a David Manners Group regular. We supply him Austin A7 parts to keep him on the road in all seasons and as the winter is fast approaching, our cautious customer was simply stocking up. And he has good reason too. This is his regular drive and uses it daily in most conditions.
We have had opportunities to photograph this A7 before, but the weather has not been in our favour. It was David Manners himself who spotted him driving down the road to our premises this week at around 40MPH. Looking at the tyres, you wouldn’t think these speeds were possible. Well, not only is it possible, it was cruising at this speed.