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1936 Austin 7 Supercharged Special Mk3 Serial Number 006


Lead photograph of 1936 Austin 7 Supercharged Special Mk3 Serial Number 006

We are pleased to offer 1936 Austin 7 Supercharged Special Mk3 s/n 006, the best priced vintage Grand Prix car and best priced entry into the driver’s seat at the Monterey Historics or the Wine Country Classic you’ll ever get! As the 6th of 12 Austin Special racers built by Alan Wragg of Sherwood Restorations, Nottinghamshire, England, Austin 7 Special s/n 006 has a massive race history. Originally owned by the Sutton family, s/n 006 was built by Wragg in 1984-86 and was very actively raced in England, Holland, Belgium and France before coming to California in 1994. As a California-based racer, s/n 006 has been faithfully run at the Monterey Historics, the Wine Country Classics and virtually every well-known California track for well over two decades. As a Mk3 Supercharged Special, s/n 006 was built to replicate the original 1930s Austin works racers. S/n 006 features a rebuilt and updated supercharged engine by Tom Colby of Speedwell Engineering and has been serviced and maintained through over two decades of continuous vintage racing in California. It features a forged crankshaft, full pressure lubrication system, hydraulic brakes with stainless steel lines and a 4-speed transmission. Its prior exploits include many races in England at such famous places as Brooklands, Silverstone, Oulton Park, Wiscombe Park and Brighton and has been extensively proven in competition at both the Monterey Historics and the Wine Country Classic. Many of the numerous scrutineering tags and stickers are still on the dash and windscreen.

Just as Henry Ford and the Model T put America on wheels, the Austin 7 mobilized several generations of pre-war Britons. In the pre-war era, the Austin Works built multiple supercharged Specials and held multiple speed records and lap records in class. In the post-war era, when the masses wanted to go racing they would use the widely available, durable, and reliable Austin 7 as a basis. Each Special is unique: a singular variation based on the vision and skill of its specific builder, and the Mk3 Specials built by Alan Wragg of Sherwood Restorations were amongst the best built, best known and fastest. Needless to say, s/n 006 is extremely well sorted, and has a well-documented, well known and very detailed ownership and maintenance history. As a well-known car on the west Coast Vintage Racing circuit, Austin 7 Special s/n 006 has been featured on the cover of The Vintage Voice and the Wine Country Classic Magazines.

Cosmetically, the car is in extremely nice condition and very “period correct”. The body and paint are very nice for a car that is actively raced. The suspension is detailed and well sorted. The tires are period Dunlop Racing items, and the Brooklands windscreen adds a nice touch. The interior is tidy and clean, with all the right gauges and an easy to read tachometer. The dashboard is engine-turned aluminum and s/n 006 has all the right look and feel of its correct vintage, nicely set off with a large period correct 4-spoke steering wheel. The interior is surprisingly roomy, with more than enough space for the average sized pilot. The supercharged engine has had decades of competition preparation, yet the entire car has the feel of mechanical simplicity, affordability and offers a user-friendly driving experience. Even better, s/n 006 comes with a complete spare race engine and supercharger.

Austin 7 Supercharged Special Mk3 s/n 006 is well proven and is entered and accepted into the 2017 Monterey Historic races where it will run against far much more expensive machinery. Thanks to its light weight and diminutive size, it is surprisingly competitive and grin-inducing, for both driver and spectators. Moreover, unlike most much more expensive and larger race cars, you can display it in your living room! Priced very right at $59,500 or best offer.

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