Austin 7 hp

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For the 1922–39 Austin of a similar name, see Austin 7.
Austin 7 hp
1923 Austin Seven Chummy Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon.jpg
1910 7 hp made by Swift Motor Company
Overview
Manufacturer Austin Motor Company
Production 1909–1911
Assembly United Kingdom: Coventry, West Midlands (Swift Motor Company)
Powertrain
Engine 1,087 cc (66.3 cu in) side-valve single-cylinder engine[1]
Dimensions
Wheelbase 1,828.8 mm (72 in)[1]
Length 2,679.7 mm (8 ft 9 12 in)[1]
Width 1,397.0 mm (4 ft 7 in)[1]
Kerb weight 7 12 long cwt (840 lb; 381 kg)[1]
Chronology
Successor Austin 7

The Austin 7 hp was a small motor car designed by the British Austin Motor Company, and built by the Swift Motor Company for two years from 1909 to 1911. The resulting 7 hp was sold under Austin and Swift marques; a total of 1,030 were produced, 162 of which were Austin.[2]

Austin 7 hp (1909)

The 7 hp was powered by a single-cylinder engine, using one cylinder block from the Austin 18/24 engine as a basis.[3] The resulting engine of 1099 cc produced 9 hp at 1300 rpm.[2]

The car was sold for £150 but it was not a success, and production ceased after two years.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Culshaw & Horrobin 2013, p. 58.
  2. ^ a b c Baker 2006.
  3. ^ "Austin: 7 h.p.". Grace's Guide. Archived from the original on 5 April 2012. Retrieved 9 August 2012. 

References[edit]

  • Baker, John (2006). "Austin 7HP 1909". Austin Memories. Archived from the original on 4 May 2012. Retrieved 9 August 2012. 
  • Culshaw, David; Horrobin, Peter (2013) [1974]. "Austin". The Complete Catalogue of British Cars 1895 - 1975 (e-book ed.). Poundbury, Dorchester, UK: Veloce Publishing. pp. 57–68. ISBN 978-1-845845-83-4.