Models of Yesteryear YS-65; Austin 7/BMW Dixie; White; From Austin 7 Set

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The Austin 7 is an economy car that was produced from 1923 until 1939 in the United Kingdom by Austin. It was nicknamed the "Baby Austin" and was at that time one of the most popular cars produced for the British market and sold well abroad. Its effect on the British market was similar to that of the Model T Ford in the US, replacing most other British economy cars and cyclecars of the early 1920s. It was also licensed and copied by companies all over the world. The very first BMW car, the BMW Dixi, was a licensed Austin 7. In France they were made and sold as Rosengarts, and in the United States they were built by the American Austin Car Company. In Japan, Nissan also used the 7 design as the basis for their first cars, although not under licence. This eventually led to a 1952 agreement for Nissan to build and sell Austins in Japan under the Austin name.

This diecast model is by Matchbox Models of Yesteryear, sourced from Wessex Auction Rooms in November 2019. It is part of a three model set comprising this BMW Dixie, an Austin 7 van and a French Rosengart closed tourer.

 
Models of Yesteryear YS-65; Austin 7/BMW Dixie; White; From Austin 7 Set Models of Yesteryear YS-65; Austin 7/BMW Dixie; White; From Austin 7 Set Models of Yesteryear YS-65; Austin 7/BMW Dixie; White; From Austin 7 Set
Models of Yesteryear YS-65; Austin 7/BMW Dixie; White; From Austin 7 Set Models of Yesteryear YS-65; Austin 7/BMW Dixie; White; From Austin 7 Set Models of Yesteryear YS-65; Austin 7/BMW Dixie; White; From Austin 7 Set
Models of Yesteryear YS-65; Austin 7/BMW Dixie; White; From Austin 7 Set Models of Yesteryear YS-65; Austin 7/BMW Dixie; White; From Austin 7 Set Models of Yesteryear YS-65; Austin 7/BMW Dixie; White; From Austin 7 Set
     

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