Models

This list list of body letters comes from Graham Baldocks’ book on Identifying Austin Sevens. Copies are still available by contacting Graham.

TOURERS
XL 1,2,3 Prototypes May 1922
A Cars A1-100 based on prototype; 696cc engine ; no running boards 1922 to 1923
B ‘Chummy’; aluminum body; 747cc engine; scooped scuttle Early 1923 to June 1924
C ‘Chummy’; sloping doors and vertical screen June 1924 to early 1926
D also AD Scuttle headlights; 4-seater, wing headlights Early 1926 to Sept 1929
AE Four seater, two inches wider than AD Sept 1929 to mid 1930
AF Steel bodied, four seater, coupled brakes; 6” scuttle, 271/2” bonnet Mid 1930 to early 1931
AG SWB; Open four seater; 8” scuttle, 251/2” bonnet Early 1931 to mid 1932
AH Pressed steel body, LWB four seater, rear tank from Sept 1932 Mid 1932 to mid 1934
AAK Open Road Tourer; cowled radiator; high frame, open spare wheel Aug 1934 to Aug 1936
AC Pearl Cabriolet, exposed hood irons; low frame Aug 1934
AAL Open Road Tourer, covered spare wheel (chrome rad until July ’35 then cowled) Aug 1936 to Jan 1939
ACA New Pearl; internal hood irons, larger rear windows, low frame Jan 1937
TWO SEATERS
P Boat tail version 1929
PA/PB Boat tail version; long scuttle PB-short scuttle 271/2” bonnet 1930
PC Boat tail version; short scuttle 251/2” bonnet 1932
PD Rear petrol tank; variant for military use; boat tail dropped; LWB Oct 1932 to 1934
APD High frame Opal July 1934
APE Low frame; chrome radiator (cowled radiator Aug 1935) August 1935
PF/PL Fabric on metal; 8” scuttle plus PL-fabric body January 1931
SALOONS
R Aluminum; rectangular doors, rear hinged February 1926 to 1928
RF Fabric saloon, magneto ignition; 3 different body shapes (at least) 1926 to mid 1930
RK Four seater aluminum saloon; cutaway doors; coil ignition Sept 1928 to mid 1930
RL Steel saloon; 6” scuttle; 271/2” bonnet May 1930 to early 1931
RG Fabric version of RL saloon May 1930 to early 1931
RHRM Fabric bodied, 1st car B-3 1375; 251/2” bonnetCoupled brakes; 8” scuttle; 251/2” bonnet January 1931 to Mid 1931 January 1931 to February 1932
RN Long wheel-based ‘Box’; 3-speed; front tank October 1931 to October 1932
RP Long wheel-based ‘Box’; 4-speed; rear tank October 1932 to August 1934
ARQ Ruby (cowled radiator), low frame, no bumpers August 1934 to August 1936
ARR New Ruby; strengthened front door pillars August 1936 to Jan 1939
CRV Big Seven; 4 doors, 6 side windows (Sixlite) 900cc engine July 1937
CRW Big Seven, 2 doors, 4 side windows (Forlite) March 1938
SPORTS (Sports, first made in 1924 but with no identifying initials, then Super Sports Nov 1927)
EA Sports/Super Sports 2 seater ‘Ulster’ February 1930
EB 65 Sports; aluminium body June 1933
EK 75 Sports; ‘Speedy’ drooping tail; split windscreen January 1934
AEB Nippy; steel bodied version of the 65 January 1934
AEK Grasshopper developed from the Speedy for the Works racing team July 1935
VANS – B, C, AD and AE vans were bodied by Startin and some later ones by Gordon England
VD Bodied by Austin, short wheelbase 1930
VE Bodied by Austin, short wheelbase 1930 to 1931
AVG 5 cwt, capacity increased to 48 cu. ft, LWB, adapted from RN body November 1931 to 1932
AVH LWB, high frame, 4-speed, passenger seat optional September 1932 to 1935
AVJ LWB, Girling brakes, flatter roof line 1935 to 1937
AVK LWB, low frame, 55 cu ft capacity, based on New Ruby ARR, 3-bearing July 1937 to 1939
COUPÉS
B and BA Aluminium body with fabric above waistline Oct 1928 to Mar 1931