Austin Seven sales brochure showing the Austin prototype OK 3537, now owned by the Science Museum, London. Asisted by Stanley Edge, Sir Herbert Austin (1866-1941) designed this car for people who could only afford a motorcycle and sidecar, but wanted to be car owners. The car seated two adults and two children, was capable of speeds up to 50 mph, and could cover 45 miles on one gallon of petrol. The slogan reads 'With an 'Austin Seven' you can spend it where you will, for travel costs you about 1d per mile with your jolly young family. The 'Austin Seven' makes happines inevitable, and it is a smart little turnout to be proud of'. The Austin Seven was also very popular and succesful in motor racing in the 1920s.
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