Thursday, July 31, 2008

Austin Seven's are Everywhere

The Austin Seven is one of the most popular (or at least most-produced) mincars. The version manufactured from 1922 through 1939 was often referred to as "The Car for the Millions" -- the first affordable car, allowing families to move up from motorcycles to an automobile.

I recently ran into an example outside of Dublin, parked in front of Johnnie Fox's Pub. It is in very rough condition, and I'll bet it hasn't been on the road in years -- but you can see the promise it held for the many people who drove them.

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