1935 Austin Nippy, very rare left hand drive model!

1935 Austin Niooy

Make: Austin
Model: Niooy
Type: Convertible
Year: 1935
Mileage: 82629
Color: Red
Engine: Four Cylinder
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Four Speed Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clean
Item location: Lebanon, Missouri, United States

Description for Austin Niooy 1935

The Austin Nippy is a sporty variant of the legendary Austin 7 manufactured in the United Kingdom from 1934 to 1937 by the Austin Motor Company, LTD and is a very rare car in today’s collector marketplace, especially in the United States.

Founded in the early years of the 1900’s, the company primarily produced large cars until the outbreak of World War I and when auto production resumed following the war continued with that practice. Sir Herbert Austin saw the need for a smaller, economical vehicle as an alternative to the cyclecars and small automobiles of the car and, against the wishes of company officers and financiers, proceeded with plans for what became the Austin 7 in 1920 with his personal funds. Taking design and mechanical ideas from what he felt were among the best in the industry, when the Austin 7 debuted to the public in 1922 it became the United Kingdom’s equivalent of the Model T Ford in the United States. While only 2,300 were sold in the first full year the Austin 7 was offered, by the time production ceased in 1939 the company had built 290,000 cars and vans in a variety of body configuration and had licensed production to companies all over the globe, most of whom designed their own bodies for the vehicles.

The Nippy was produced from 1934 to 1937 in very limited quantities. With a curb weight of 1,036 pounds, the two-seater was powered by a 749cc Austin in-line four-cylinder engine with a four-speed manual transmission. Top speed was to 65 miles per hour. The Nippy had drum brakes front and rear and proved to be a dependable vehicle especially in and around urban areas. Based on production data gleaned from various sources, experts place the total Nippy production over the three-year run at 682 cars.

This 1935 Austin Nippy bears signs of an obvious older restoration but does not appear to have been modified to any degree with all essential systems intact. The red paint on the body is contrasted by the black interior and wings (fenders for our American friends) and while not concours quality is certainly presentable. This vehicle has been in the portfolio of the present owner for over 10 years and been stored in a humidity-controlled environment during his ownership. While all Nippy models are rare, this left-hand drive model is exceptionally hard to find. Marque experts estimate that perhaps as many as 225 Nippy models exist today with the vast majority of them found in the UK.


COSMETIC: There may be chips and flaws present on the paint. There may be imperfections on the chrome. Please refer to photos for issues specific to this vehicle.

MECHANICAL: This vehicle has been a part of a static display for a long period of time and is subject to flaw that might result from not being driven. Evergreen Digital Showroom makes every effort to provide accurate information as to the various mechanical and electrical systems of the vehicles we represent. In most cases we do not verify numbers that would indicate size and specifications of engines. We recommend the buyer arrange for an inspection prior to placing a deposit for any classic collectible vehicle.

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The cost of parts and restoration of vehicles in increasing almost daily. These are classics—they are not making any more and they become harder to find with each day that passes. Historically, classic and collectible vehicles have increased in value over time and been an excellent investment, typically appreciating at a higher rate than most other investment instruments as proven by numerous articles, records of private sales and auction tracking PLUS they provide a tangible asset that can be enjoyed every day. As with any investment, a positive return is not guaranteed and can be influenced by many factors.

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