Austin 7 hp
|Austin 7 hp|
1910 open 2-seater
|Assembly||United Kingdom: Coventry, West Midlands|
|Engine||1,087 cc (66.3 cu in) side-valve single-cylinder engine|
|Wheelbase||1,828.8 mm (72 in)|
|Length||2,679.7 mm (8 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|Width||1,397.0 mm (4 ft 7 in)|
|Kerb weight||7 1⁄2 long cwt (840 lb; 381 kg)|
The Austin 7 hp is a small motor car that was designed by British manufacturer Austin, and built by Swift for two years from 1909 to 1911. It was introduced to the public at the November 1909 Motor Show at London's Olympia. The resulting 7 hp car was sold under both Austin and Swift marques; a total of 1,030 were produced, 162 of which were Austin.
The press described it at its first showing as "in every detail thoroughly up-to-date. The frame is of pressed steel, a gate lever operates the gears and the finish is excellent".
The car was sold for £150 but it was not a success, and production ceased after two years.
- 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) . "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.
Austin Motor Company road car timeline
|Small family car||7 hp||Seven|
|Full-size car||15 hp||Sixteen or Eighteen||Eighteen|
|Coupé / Roadster|
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