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Austin 7 single seat race car

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Austin 7 single seat race car for sale.

My lifelong dream is for sale. Originally conceived when I was serving my apprenticeship. The concept is based on a lotus 25 Aluminium stressed body structure.  All the right components for the old 750 formula are present, transverse leaf front spring and bowed beam axle, forged front chassis mounting (lightened), Austin 7 long wheelbase chassis side members with the top hat removed, offset Austin 7 rear axle, and hydraulic brakes with Austin seven cast iron drums. 

The body consists of two longitudinal D section aluminium members with four bulkheads to form the seat structure, instrument panel, engine fire wall and front radiator mount. The Austin 7 components are threaded through these sections to provide mounting for the front and rear springs and the engine/gearbox. The prop-shaft  feeds to the left of the driver seat. The whole structure is torsionally very rigid and is finished off with a glass resin bonded fibre race seat and full MSA approved roll over bar.  

The wheel rims are 5J x15 on later model Austin 7 centres and 145/65 R15 rubber.

The engine uses the same principles as my very successful Ulsteroid. 1 1/2 inch pressure fed Pheonix crank, High pressure John Barlow oil pump, John Barlow CNC sandwich high compression ratio cylinder head (gas flowed), Ported with larges inlet valves, slipper pistons , Newman competition camshaft and a lightened flywheel. Drives through a hydraulically operated Austin 7 clutch stronger clutch springs. Currently running on a twin 1 1/8 SU’s  and single pipe exhaust but also comes with a large single SU and  a 4 into one extractor exhaust.   

Full set of as new Firestone F560 450 x 15 tyres and tubes, electronic rev. counter, oil pressure gauge and battery voltage monitor. 


It is already approved for competition and has an MSA vehicle passport dated 19/10/2017.

The car shows great potential but unfortunately I broke my hip and I cannot get in and out of it as quickly as required, Covid and the fact that all my personal safety equipment and and competition licences are all now out of date means that i have lost the enthusiasm to finish the project.

There is potential to finish the bodywork with an Austin Twin Cam style tail section (buck available) or there is loots of goody bits for a new project.

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Seller: StewartArklay
  Stewart Arklay
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Country: United Kingdom
City: Winscombe
Phone: (0044 ) 01934843634
Currency: GBP
Condition Rebuilt
Trade or Private: Private
Price: £18,000
Added: 01/07/2021
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