AGO 903 - 1933 Austin Seven
'Septimus' arrived at the Museum in March 2008 following the Easter 'Open Day' event.
Around 290,000 Austin Sevens were produced at Austin's Longbridge works between 1922 and 1939, and 7,000 are believed to survive.
This London registered car was bought new for £ 118, and is believed to be a model dating from early 1933, as synchromesh gearboxes were introduced in that year.
After being with its recent owner for some years, it underwent a full restoration at David Wall's 'Toad Hall Workshops' in Norfolk, and joined the Museum collection in 2008. In 2014, it joined the Society's collection, having very generously been donated to the Society by its former owner.
July 2014 - 'Septimus' has now been for an MOT and is taxed at last. It was thus able to take part in the Castle Rally, and is now part of the operational fleet.
July 2016 - Both axles are being repaired, the front axle is having new king pins shrink fitted while at the back the torque tube is being adjusted to try and eliminate the 'clunk'.
September 2017 - AGO 903, has had its front axle rebuilt.
|Delivery was via an appropriately dressed delivery
page updated 3.2.18