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?
I’d had contact with a past owner of AOG a few years back. Recently, the present Italian owner was in touch and it seemed a good time to research the Nippy a little more. The image of the car is … Continue reading Freddie Henry’s Trials Nippy AOG 947
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
Steel-bodied cars shown in ascending chassis number order. Continue reading “photo register of Austin Nippy”
Anyone know a white aluminium Austin ’65’ registered TH 4603, a Swansea number plate, first registered 7th July 1934, car no. B9-4607, Engine no. 190899, with sports head and manifold, synchro on 3rd and 4th only. The then-owner says “It … Continue reading Lost in Wales?
The plate dates from mid 1934 in Caernarvonshire but the car it is not currently registered. The past owner had the car for about fifteen years in his garage; the previous owner had it (similarly) for about 8 years before that. … Continue reading Anyone know JC2655, body 498?
Robin Hanauer reports on DM8750, body 312, which the Survivors’ Register last records in c.2000. “We owned it and home restored it between about 1985 and 1991. I can’t find any of it after our efforts but it definitely had … Continue reading Where is DM 8750 now?
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
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”
Here are cars shown in ascending chassis number order, top to bottom; left to right. Hybrids and those where information is not known are shown after the main progression. Continue reading “photo register of Austin 75 and Speedy”
This auction result from 2011 suggests a Nippy, but its body number equates to B9-2020, which sits it firmly as a 65. I wonder what its chassis number is, which would confirm things. Its Bluemel steering wheel also hints that … Continue reading Whatever happened to BDH 24?
My pencil notes show the earliest steel body Nippy as body number 358, chassis 196018. Similarly, the last body number recorded on the Survivors Register for a 65 is about 337, although there are a few cars after that without … Continue reading The earliest Nippys – 65s in all but name
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
Manor Road Garage opened for business in 1934. In the 1930s there were many garages built with an art deco influence and many have been lost for ever. Manor Road Garage was a working garage until the owner died in … Continue reading ’34 car and ’34 garage
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?
Tim Braby in Brisbane owns what was sold as a 1934 Nippy Sports. It originally was registered as CPA208 on the 8/11/1934. A buff Registration book dates from 1955 and was issued by the Surrey C.C. Chassis number is 204570, … Continue reading Anyone remember CPA 208? A former 65 body?
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”
A limited edition print. Continue reading “The Alpine Trial Railton by Peter Crosby”
“Racers in miniature; a splendid investment for those who demand the thrill of really high speeds” – the new Nippy and Speedy. Continue reading “Austin Nippy and Speedy Ad November 1934”