A collection of information about Austin Seven Gordon England cars
1926 Brooklands in New York…
A PINT SIZED AUTO WITH SPEED TO BURN
April 10, 1926New York. — One of the smallest autos ever seen arrived this morning on the SS Aquitania brought here by R.M. Papalian and T.C. Copson of London, shown in the car. This little machine can make a speed of 80 miles an hour, making 45 miles to a gallon of gas and carries a 5 gallon gas tank. A standard speed gear makes this little auto all the more remarkable and should prove very interesting to auto manufacturers on this side of the water.
A letter from EGE in Autocar Oct 22nd 1926 saying he had taken a Chummy from his stock and tested it. The letter is very complimentary. Note also the date, just before the Motor Show when sales peaked. He is doing his bit to help Austin sales and no doubt his part in those sales.
An advert for Gordon England bodies from Autocar July 16th 1926, you
will note prices in the centre for the Brooklands , Cup, and ‘Standard
Model’ This latter is a Chummy. At this time anyway EGE was an agent
for Austins and sold standard cars as well.
A very ‘special’ 1926/7 Gordon England Saloon. This photograph was given to me by my local garage who in turn was given it by a customer. This would have been a rather expensive university student car and so I’m wondering if this was a publicity photograph used in an advertisement by Gordon England. Has anyone seen this photo before and know anything about it? I understand today that the Gordon England saloons were rather flimsily built and perhaps only one exists. All rather handsome and jolly photo!
A few pages from the Official Programme for the 1926 200 Mile Race at Brooklands.
Advertisements for Austin Seven and Wilson Motors Burghley Austin Seven,
And also for Gordon England, a Cup at £185 and a Brooklands for £265, In the same advertisement they are selling the single seater EGE is racing in the days race,and also the sister car driven by Boyd Carpenter, no price is given but it states they will accept the best reasonable offer received by 30th Sept. One of these cars went on to become Mrs Jo Jo.
This Cup Model was discovered in America a few years back and is one of the earliest known survivors. The car has been fully restored with a great attention to detail, photos of the car as found and during restoration will follow.