a late 65 in wartime – is it still around?

This car was registered in Kent, probably in March 1934 so a late-ish aluminium 65. We are assuming that the photo was taken during the war years 1939-45. Note the characteristic white paint markings on the sills and front wings – very smartly done. The driver, Phyllis, married Jane Turner’s uncle in 1936. We don’t know whether the car was registered in the name of Longman or Jeremy, as Phyllis Longman or her family may have owned the car before she married Derek Jeremy (Jane’s mother’s brother). I wonder if AKT 106 still survives? Keep your eyes open… Continue reading a late 65 in wartime – is it still around?

Red and Maroon forensics in progress

We discussed some of the evidence for cherry red here. Frank Curry’s 1934 Nippy is presently having restoration work done – a car which he has owned for nearly 60 years. Looking at the stripped body today, it was interesting to see the forensic evidence for colours on the metal. This bright colour has been on the car since he first knew it, but it has a grey primer underneath which looks suspiciously un-thirties. Chris Gould suggested looking at the metal backing for the dash, and this image shows where the grey primer has been scratched through to reveal a … Continue reading Red and Maroon forensics in progress

Austin Seven Sports Two-Seater Spare Parts List 1169 (Type 65 EB65 & Nippy) pub. 1936

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:
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