Historic Cars & Tractors


Austin Seven Ruby of 1937 SOLD

Manufacturer Austin
Model Seven (7) Ruby, two-door
Coachwork Saloon
Engine 747cc 4-cyl
Year Manufactured 1937
Condition Running Order
Asking Price SOLD

Offered for sale on behalf of the owner, this charming Austin Seven Ruby is now offered for sale from our showroom near Exeter!

A later example dating from 1937, this Austin Seven benefits from being in the later generation of ‘Rubys’ fitted from new with a 747cc 4-cylinder, three-bearing engine. It is electric start with coil ignition and a 4-speed + reverse gearbox. The Austin Seven was considered by many to be a world changing car. Over 290,000 were produced in the 16 years of original manufacture. Even after the conclusion of manufacture just before the second world war in 1939, the Austin Seven name was used in other models over the years, simply because of the marketing importance of the brand in conquering the economy car market!

Cosmetically, this delightful Ruby looks to be an older restoration with the associated signs of slight deterioration. Despite that, it is a good driving car which drives and stops well on its wire wheels. Our only observation is that we would recommend tyre replacement sooner rather than later owing to cracks showing in the side walls. There is no sign of any significant corrosion with the wings being solid along with the other major components. The running boards are covered in rubber which is probably the only part which lets the look down slightly. The car is finished in a black paint externally with dark tan upholstery. The interior is nicely worn but tidy and clean. The roof lining is complete and secure with a good covering of carpet below. There is a sunroof which is showing no signs of leaking.

A good honest car with plenty of character. It is a great little economy Austin which is a good show car for collectors and beginners alike.


We always encourage prospective buyers to view vehicles and steam engines in person prior to purchase. This vehicle is advertised for sale by Berrybrook Steam & Classics on behalf of the owner and seller.

For more information, please speak to Matt on 01392 833301 or email [email protected]

As with all of our historic vehicles listed for sale, we recommend viewing in person where possible. Appointments are recommended so please try to contact us before travelling for a viewing. 

Please ask about our flexible part-exchange options. Delivery can be arranged to anywhere in the UK, and beyond, at buyer’s expense.

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Do you want to get involved in the world of steam? Are you considering buying a miniature steam engine? Are you stuck for a gift idea or are you simply looking for a good day out?

If so, we offer two different style days, tailored to suit your needs…

We offer a ‘Traction Engine Experience Day’, perfect as a gift and a fun day out learning a bit about what running a steam engine involves. We also offer a ‘Miniature Driving Lesson’ which is a half day course in the practical use of a scale traction engine.

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We specialise in the sale of steam engines and historic vehicles of all shapes and sizes! 

If you are looking to sell your steam engine or historic vehicle, we make both cash offers and sell on commission and would be more than happy to discuss the sale of your vehicle with you.

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