Tony Press Collection

Tony Press' 1930 Austin Seven Saloon

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Tony Press’ 1930 Austin Seven Saloon outside Caulfield Tech. 1957 (photograph Trevor Boughton)


During 1957 Tony Press bought a very original one owner 1930 ‘Holden’ bodied Fabric Sedan equipped with a direct drive starter, a floor mounted starter button, ball change, chrome radiator and a bronze Zenith updraft carburettor. 


Tony de-coked the engine (which still had original pistons), ground the valves, replaced the timber front body uprights covering them with vynil leathercloth and painted the car green. This car was used daily driving to Caulfield Tech. and later Vickers Ruwolt.