Kevin Walsh - Two Cars in the Village - Austin Seven
Austin Seven Classic British Car Birthday Card by Motoring Artist Kevin Walsh
The Austin Seven can besaid to be in many ways the first 'peoples car' made in Europe. Takingadvantage of Ford's experience with the Model T, the Austin Seven and Ruby wereproduced to appeal to the new Post-WWI generation.
Introduced in 1922, thecar went through numerous incarnations in its 17 year production run when thelast of somewhere close to the 290,000th chassis rolled off the productionline. So successful had the Austin Seven been that the design was copied andproduced all around the world
Here we see an AustinSeven having to compete with a youngsters own mode of transport.