Curbside Classic: 1929 Austin Seven – Helping Put The World On Wheels
Might as well wear a backpack and walk. Imagine the gas you’ll save!
Saw one of these at a “Bantam Austin” show, about ten years back. There is room for someone to sit and drive. Not as tight quarters as a “70’s MG”.
Holy cow. When I had a picture of an ad for this vehicle in my post about grocery stores/delivery – https://www.curbsideclassic.com/blog/nostalgia/curbside-curbside-a-history-of-curbside-grocery-pickup/ – I thought that the illustrator’s proportions were a bit off. Now I see the same thing in a photograph, and the illustrator got it right. That thing is sooooooooo tiny.
Reminds me of this hilarious scene. Why would Stan rent such a small car? Not sure what it is . . . American Austin?
Thank you for the hilarious post of Laurel and Hardy! Always a favorite memory watching these films with my mom.
My wife is 5’1″ she loves it because it’s just her size.
Love the picture. My dad shared an Austin Seven with a university friend of his. This was in Britain c. 1950 when it was just a tiny old car. The fabric parts of the body had been removed so it was open, no roof and no doors. They never got it licensed for the road, the just tootled around campus in it.
The girls thought it was cute and would like to go for a ride. But there was no ignition key or switch. To get it running, they’d have to hood up the battery terminals under the passenger seat. More than once they had to dive under the lady passenger’s skirt to keep the car running.
They nicknamed the car “Lulu”.
My friend has an American Austin Bantam Roadster, it’s tiny but fun .
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