I was getting a little frustrated at the time taken to obtain some parts for another car (lead time is April 2018!) as this was being renovated by a specialist the garage was empty. I was also getting a little bored. The mind wandered and I realised I’d never driven a pre-war car. To the internet!

I decided that a nice project would be an Austin Seven. I would get one, do a little work on it and then sell when I needed the garage space again.

I came across a nice Ruby near Derby. It was a good condition, I was a little worried nothing needed doing, but that was ideal. A rolling restoration were I could just do the basics – a service, perhaps some new carpets, that kind of thing. Oh and use it.

Select the category Austin Seven Ruby to see how I got on.