Jenny Agutter - Guy Butchers Austin 7

The Car

I travelled to London to meet up with John Sutton (he of the Maclachlan Special) at his ‘works’; Camco Solutions in Greenwich during August of 2009. John’s original notes are in italic.


Acknowledging that John Coleman’s 1925 Chummy had broken its chassis during his epic adventure in 1959/60 the obvious choice was to either use a modified (strengthened) early chassis or a shortened later chassis.


Having received John’s document by email within a few days I sent it to a number of my Austin 7 Friends for their thoughts and comments. Within a few weeks all had replied with their interpretation of the ideal specification. Vince Leek went further and suggested he’d found a very suitable car. Following negotiations VJ 9212 arrived in the workshop during October, so the story begins.

The Build

Rebuilding and modifying a car for any long distance trip is challenging,
especially if you choose to travel without support or back-up. Undertaking
a 25,000-mile trip through the Americas would stretch the ability of any
car, especially one that was built nearly a century ago.

1936/28 Austin 7 Car Draw

Guy Butcher

Draw Date: 14th December 2022

We are raffling our 1936/28 Austin 7 for Dame Hannah Rogers Trust because of their work supporting people with disabilities

It Starts With the Will to Make a Difference

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