Registration No: YXS 961
Chassis No: 149251
Estimate: £7,000 - £9,000
A wonderful aluminium bodied Special, recently restored with repainted bodywork
History file with invoices and older photographs
DVLA registered as a Tourer
Without doubt an intriguing example of the "Special builder's art"
An intrinsic part of the ‘Specials’ scene since Pre-War days, the Austin Seven has a unique place in the history of the genre. Countless examples have given birth to numerous highly successful race and trials cars, along with a plethora of home-built road cars of, it has to be said, wildly differing capabilities and quality depending on the skills of the builder! Nevertheless, the mechanical simplicity and ruggedness of the original design have ensured generations of converted Sevens have lived on well beyond their anticipated lifetimes.
This attractive aluminium-bodied two-seater special has been subject to a recent restoration which included repainting of its svelte bodywork in Green. The flowing wings and inset headlamps provide an indication of the care and attention expended on its design, and would suggest a level of expenditure above the usual cycle wing examples. Offered with a history file complete with invoices and older photographs, ‘YXS 961’ is DVLA registered as a Tourer and a close inspection confirms it to be without doubt an intriguing example of the Special builder’s art.