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Seven Woodie
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Good Morning

This has just gone on the carandclassic site.  Not seen one like this before.  (Don't have any connection with the seller.)


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#2
Pretty sure this is from JonE; a frequent contributor to this forum.

Alan
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#3
It is I. I'd very much like it to go to someone with Seven connections and thought I'd tentatively tried to seek an owner here through the recent thread elsewhere. The little restoration/archive site (https://woodie7.car.blog ) for the car explains what we know of the history, but - Colin - it IS essentially a special that probably originally came from a coachbuilding company employee doing work on accident damaged (rear-ended) small cars for a bit of extra folding - in, say, the 40s. The wood 'kit' was likely used on a 28/29 firstly from the relationship of its windscreen height to rear when found i.e. wrong! It is trigger's broom - it has clearly seem a lot of changes but Martin and Dave Prior have adapted the rear window:arch heights to properly fit the scuttle it presently wears. There were remnants of full-size doors which had never been hung. I saw it (for me) as a more modern open chummy with an openish top, hence the chummy half-height doors and the sunshine saloon-style roof covering. Would make a great camper, and its fiendishly light so feels pretty powerful with the 4 speed box.
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#4
Yes, it's Jon's.

We (Prior's Motor Works) built the new ash frame for the car, working from very decayed fragments of the original.  Jon retained the very few salvageable parts, notably the tailgate.

Jon and  I have slightly different thoughts on the car's history.  I'm sure that the body was a reasonably competent amateur effort, but I have serious doubts that was ever finished, as it included a disastrous miscalculation of the position of the rear wheel aches and simply couldn't have been used.

Either way, it's an attractive and unusual little car.


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#5
Looks well proportioned - I like the square back.

Enjoyed the restoration photos. Thanks.

Colin
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