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This is a truly wonderful find, we have not had any Austin 7's that have completed a rally from John O'Groats to Lands End or crossed the North Sea a couple of times to take part in the Molentocht Rally in Holland. This is possibly one of the most usable Austin Seven's available and not only does it have a track record of reliability, it appears very original and has not required any major restoration work to the body or chassis. Even the original leather seats are in tact, the drivers seat does have a tear but it must be kept original, this is an absolute time warp.
EKE 372 was first registered in Kent on the 15th July 1937. The car still retains its original registration mark and is remarkably original. The Austin comes with a well documented history file and we have reciepts for the front axle and gearbox being rebuilt in 2001 and later in 2004 the engine was rebuilt. The gearbox was treated to new bearings, selector springs and new top gasket. The engine rebuild included new big end shells, centre main shells, re-ground crankshaft, rebuilt oil pump, new oil seals, new core plugs and rebuilt cylinder head. Further mechanical work included new clutch linings, new king pins, new brake linings and replacement brake drums.
EKE 372 has been with its most recent owner near Cambridge since 2007 and the Austin has only required routine maintenance. The car has been kept in regular use attending various show and rallies. MOT certificates keep records of mileage dating back to 1979 and these show the car has covered around 15000 miles over this time although from 1979 to 1992 less than 500 miles were covered. This is a very usable Austin Seven, it is great fun to drive and with the level of use over recent years and the fact it has covered great distances, it really should give the cars next owner great confidence. EKE 372 presents very well with lovely bright aged paintwork, excellent wheels and tyres, a fabulous largely original interior and an excellent solid undersideand smart engine bay. This is a charming example and must continue to be preserved as largely original.