Austin 7

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1926 Austin 7 Box saloon

The Austin 7 wis a caur produced frae 1922 through to 1939 in the Unitit Kinrick bi the Austin Motor Company. Nicknamed the "Baby Austin", it wis ane o the maist popular caurs ever produced for the Breetish market, an sold well abroad. It wiped oot maist ither Breetish small caurs an cyclecars o the early 1920s; its effect on the Breetish market wis similar to that o the Model T Ford in the USA. It wis also licensed an copied bi companies all over the warld. The very first BMW caur, the BMW Dixi, wis a licensed Austin 7, as wur the original American Austins. In Fraunce they wur made an sold as Rosengarts. In Japan Nissan also uised the 7 design as the basis for their original caurs, though not under licence.

Efter Warld War II, mony Austin 7s wur rebuilt as "specials", including the first Lotus, the Lotus Mk1, which wis based on an Austin 7.

Such wis the pouer o the Austin 7 name that the company re-uised it for early versions o baith the A30 in 1951 an Mini in 1959.