How much was it worth?

Glass’s Guide was first published in 1933 while Austin Sevens were being built and sold. It’s role is to provide a guide to the value of cars in the used market. Here is the August 1947 edition. Inside the front cover and the rear cover gives a guide to the guide. Consider condition, what does…

Seat Belt Laws in the UK

I came across this simple summary of seat belts in classic cars from Footman James. Until 1966, cars were often made without seat belts. Many manufacturers offered seat belts as extras to the car. Therefore, if you own a classic car and no seat belts are fitted as standard, you have no legal obligation to…

Austin Seven Library

One of the best things about the Austin Seven is the wealth of books, current and contemporary, and other material to help you look after a Seven and also learn about its history. Here is what I managed to acquire. Some came with the car, but most I had to hunt around for and found…

A Drive and a Small Job

Today was a day more for driving than working on the car. However I did a small job of fitting the lock for the sunroof. Today was a sunroof open day.


I decided to add some nice carpets to the interior of the Austin Seven. The rubber floor mats are good condition and I shall keep them, but I thought I’d get something to match the blue seats and exterior. Here are it was before and a view of the floor before the carpets were fitted….