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Fancy Special on PreWar Car
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Car Austin Seven Mulliners Style Boat tail 1938 for sale - PreWarCar
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#2
It's not, of course, in the style of H J Mulliner, but more in the style of Mulliners of Birmingham - a totally different company! This has been trying to find a home for nearly five years now, with the price steadily increasing with each new dealer; it failed to sell at an H&H auction in 2016 with a reserve of £9,500.
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#3
Certainly that price is fancy.

Seems strange that the builder didn't allow for a lot more wheel movement when fitting those rear wings. It looks like running over the first bump in the road would cause the rear tyres to come into contact.
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#4
Nothing is ever 'cheap' from this dealer. Not their usual fayre. I love the text though. Just could not resist getting Mulliner and Bentley in. Nothing like adding value by association!
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#5
I'm sure someone posted on FB or somewhere that they had bought this a few months back. Perhaps they quickly found the mudguards rubbed...
It is one of those cars where one is never quite sure whether to retain a 60's plate and V5 from the chassis without too much hassle, or go through an age-related process to get a proper post-vintage one.
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#6
Aside from the annoying things that look wrong on a car that has clearly taken a lot of effort I'm confused by the description of the car as "1938".
Yes, the chassis number may be made up but it looks like a 1930 chassis to me. Pretty sure they didn't make a wide track screw-in torque tube axle, did they. However I'm no expert on the minutiae of difference between chassis, so it may be chopped.

C
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#7
Perhaps the '8' is a misprint, the new chassis plate would appear to imply the car started life as an RL saloon.
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#8
The moment I have finished following the wise words of the forum, I shall rush to the workshop and start on a mobile phone pocket for the Chummy door. Perhaps the rear mudguards are specially low due to the machine's first appearance in a photoshoot illustrated elsewhere, the vehicle/ prop not being a three wheeler but having miniscule rear mudguards. In fact if the snap was in a Hollywood studio, they would have been tiny fenders.
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#9
Bound to be expensive - how else would the vendor keep himself in fedora hats?
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(27-12-2020, 09:19 AM)Mike Costigan Wrote: It's not, of course, in the style of H J Mulliner, but more in the style of Mulliners of Birmingham - a totally different company! 
As the blurb states if i read it correctly Big Grin
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