Austin 7 hp

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For the 1922–39 Austin of a similar name, see Austin 7.
7 hp made by Swift Motor Co 1910
Austin 7 hp (1909)

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.[1]

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

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Baker, John. "Austin 7HP 1909". Austin Memories. Retrieved 9 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Austin: 7 h.p.". Grace's Guide. Retrieved 9 August 2012.