My only visit to Austin Seven Service was in 1974, when Mr Dalby Snr (?John), a real character, was still running the business.
My brother and I had persuaded my dad to stop there on the way to a holiday in Scotland. It looked much the same then - not at all what we'd expected!
Anyway, we bought an exhaust system for the Box. My father, not wanting to have this thing in the car for the next fortnight, asked Mr Dalby to post it. He offered all sorts of reasons for us to take it with us, including the possibility that we could use it to "yoddle" (?yodel) on the banks of Loch Ness.
His parting shot was "are you sure you won't take it? You could have fun with that in Scotland!"
To this day, 40 years on, "You could have fun with that in Scotland!" is the private code used in the Prior family when we want some useless item removed from the house!
MY RK saloon (late of Northern California) came with an undated 28 page catalogue/ advice booklet from A7 Service of Kirby Wiske....and a parts list from The Seven Workshop (5th edition, temporary extension) and what I think is the price list for same dating from 1991.
Among the invoices was one from A7 Service (Sept 2001) for 4x 18mm plugs (£11.00)& a jet key (£2.50).
This car was sent out in 1992 for a 25 year holiday!