David Barraclough writes to inform of a 60’s Motorsport advert. It was followed a few weeks later by a delightful spoof letter printed in the correspondence pages in which the writer commented on how well his Nippy was running – but … Continue reading Basildon Bond ALM 971?
This car surfaced for sale in the US. It is an early car, chassis 177458, and the former CZ 3705 has the same knife-edged scuttle/dash top as we discussed here. The car is shown here in Pensylvania. If anyone is close … Continue reading another early dash top emerges!
Terry McGrath mentioned a 65 with former links to Jersey/Guernsey. In 1968, he found, bought and towed it back from Merseyside to Warwickshire; 100 miles in sub-zero condition on a short rope and with no windscreen. The awful paint-job was red, … Continue reading Did you buy a mustard yellow 65 in 1986?
We talked about the early press car here. It is on the register but despite appeals to the club noted and their extensive investigation of club records, we never found any evidence. If you have contacts with Jersey or those … Continue reading ALE 578 (early 65) where are you?
A short film showing a restored original engine with an original VE1 carb on a test bed, shortly destined to be re-united with an Austin 65. Continue reading 65 engine on the test bed
Nick Boorman’s early 65 restoration now nears completion, but these two photos show the extra strengthening members connecting the rear with the main floorpan very well. Ian Williams notes: remember that with the 65 the upper part of the body, above … Continue reading 65 floor pan structure
Note the artist’s impression for the front seats… Continue reading “65” Roadtest: Autocar, June 23rd 1933
These pictures show gusset plates on an early 65. With restorer’s guide books like Rinsey Mills – its featured 65 is ironically a very late one – some early 65s have lost these plates, perhaps as presumed unoriginal, to be … Continue reading scuttle to lower panel gusset/strengthening plates
A very interesting car has emerged in South Africa. Rod and Greig Smith’s car is undoubtedly a 65 body from the evidence of an alloy skin and no holes in the front wings for sidelights. A Bluemel wheel is also … Continue reading Dating an early car with no history
The digitised Austin 7 Clubs Association (A7CA) archive is a gem, with many brochures available here. The December 1933 brochure “The Little Friend of all the World”, Austin Publication 1034, features the first showing of the 65:In 1934, the car, same … Continue reading Austin’s 65/Nippy UK marketing Dec 1933-Dec 1936
from a 1933 ’65’ from an early 1935 Nippy; the brown matches the wood dash. from a 1936 car (carpets screwed or riveted down) Continue reading Rare parts: Nippy dash carpet set
This early car is still on the register. Does anyone know of its whereabouts as it potentially has a similar dash top strip to another early car currently being restored. Continue reading “65” Roadtest: Light Car, December 29, 1933
These images act as a developing set of sources for locating the original wiring routes around the engine bay. Original cars are best if they can be found, but the restored cars featured are used for the strength of their own … Continue reading Nippy and 65 engine bay wiring
These images act as sources for locating the original wiring routing down the driver’s side (RHD) to the rear of the car. Click images for larger slideshow. Send images if you have anything which adds to the material here. 1933 car … Continue reading Nippy and 65 O/S wiring loom run
There are plenty of images floating around on the web, and with a little interrogation of the Survivors Register, here are alloy-bodied cars shown in ascending chassis number order, left to right. Continue reading “photo register of Austin 65 EB65 Sports”
Nick Boorman is restoring an early 65; especially intriguing as it is in the first 15 or so cars still in existence on the Survivors’ Register, but it was not registered until 1934 – towards the end of the 65 … Continue reading Early 65: knife-edge dash top
Vehicle Registration particulars recorded over the last 80 years can be seen from the headings on logbooks from 1930 and the 1960s (left). We see the latter in many of the continuation books still present with vehicle histories. The addition … Continue reading Logbook document variations
Bob Drewitt bought the car, AYU 517, from a D.J.Hunt in late 1966 for £75; sold in 1968 to Bernard Humphrey of Rochford, Essex who later sold it on with another Nippy as spares. The last known colour was cream … Continue reading Is Type 65 AYU 517 still around?
The first Special Sports Parts list by Austin, reproduced in full here courtesy of Squeak on Austin Seven Friends; forum here.
Click on images for full screen gallery and to comment on individual pages. This one printed in 1936, but dealing with 1933/4 cars:
Continue reading “Austin Seven Sports Two-Seater Spare Parts List 1169 (Type 65 EB65 & Nippy) pub. 1936”