A very pretty open Austin ready to go; recent tyres; a
The Opal was Austin's ultimate development of the entry-level Seven, the first Austin to be available for £100, offering basic transport for two and plenty of luggage.
These later Austins incorporated all sorts of improvements over the earlier models, including much better brakes, a side-draft carburettor and trafficators (working in this case) - they even got synchromesh on second and third speeds of the four-speed gearbox.
Its history picks up in the late '70s when it was comprehensively restored by Wildae Restorations in Devon, work which was completed in 1983 when it was registered for the road. The V5C shows it as declared manufactured 1937.
There are various invoices on file, the more recent including four new tyres in 2018 since when it has covered few fine weather miles. The vendor has added indicators for safety on the road. There is also a handbook and parts book in the file.
The condition of the car is impressive, with an excellent paint finish and full weather equipment which includes the sidescreens which are hidden in the doors when not in use. The rest of the trim is excellent apart from some damage to the passenger seat back as photographed. This was done some time ago by a naughtly small four-legged friend....
Ready to use and enjoy, it is on the button and is one of the nicest we have had the pleasure to offer.
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