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Triumph Super 7 Special Sports for Charterhouse Auction

The Charterhouse auction of classic cars and motorbikes at Sherborne Castle on Sunday 19th July includes a rare 1930 Triumph Super 7 Special Sports which has just completed its MOT after a full and lengthy restoration which has taken 43 years to complete.

triumph-sports “Restoring a classic car takes time, but I have never come across a vehicle that has had so much time, love and attention spent on it. The car was bought in 1966 as a project. Work progressed, albeit at a moderate pace, until earlier this year the owner passed away having finished 98% of the car. With just a few minor jobs to do, a family friend was asked to complete this lifetime project and obtain a new MOT.” Commented Matthew Whitney.

This sporty looking two seater, resplendent in black over cream with a cream interior sits on pretty wire wheels. It is just one of ten known survivors of this body style, of which just two are thought to be on the road today, according to the Pre-1940 Triumph Owners Club. Triumph introduced the Super 7 models in 1927 until 1934, in reply to the hugely popular Austin 7, and this particular model, with its boat tail body, was produced in the style of the Austin 7 Ulster. Fitted with an 842 cc side valve engine mated to a three speed gearbox and stopped by Lockheed hydraulic brakes, this super little car now deserves to be used.

Viewing for this Charterhouse auction at Sherborne Castle is on Saturday 18th July 10am-4pm and on the saleday on Sunday 19th July from 10am, with the auction starting at 12.30pm. Entry to the auction is by catalogue only. They are available from Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277 at £16 which admits two to the sale and the classic and super car show (which cost £12 for two).

For further information regarding this auction, please contact Matthew Whitney, Head of the Car Department, 01935 812277 or you can look at their web site