One of 26 cars nominated for Car of the Century. #Austin Seven was produced 1922 until 1939. The UK car was also licensed and copied by companies all over the world. The very first BMW car, the BMW Dixi, was a licensed Austin 7, as were the original American Austins. In France they were made and sold as Rosengarts. In Japan Nissan also used the 7 design as the basis for their first cars.