1939 American Bantam Convertible Two Door Beauty Show Level
Price: US $75,000.00 Item location: Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Other Makes
- Model: Bantam
- Type: Convertible
- Doors: 2 Doors
- Year: 1939
- Mileage: 11
- VIN: 064870
- Color: Red
- Engine size: Inline 4 Cylinder
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Interior color: White
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1939 Other Makes BantamWe are offering a freshly restored and rare 1939 American Bantam. This particular car was restored to factory specifications with:
-Red/white exterior finish
-Stunning white interior
- a 747 cc (45.6 cu in) inline-four engine.
-3 speed manual transmission
If you are looking for a truly unique car for your driving enjoyment or for your collection then this is the perfect car for you!
You won’t find one nicer!
American Bantam History:
American Austin Car Company was founded in 1929, n Butler, ennsylvania in premises that had belonged to the Standard Steel Car Company. Their intention was to assemble and sell in the United States a version of the Austin 7 car, alled American Austin. After some initial success the Great Depression set in, nd sales fell off to the point that production was suspended. In 1934 the company filed for bankruptcy.
The automobile was designed in the hopes of creating a market for small-car enthusiasts in the United States. The cars had 747 cc (45.6 cu in) inline-four engines, nabling the car to return 40 mpg-US (48 mpg-imp; 5.9 L/100 km), nd travel 1,000 miles or 1,600 kilometers per 2 US qt (1.7 imp qt; 1.9 l) fill of oil. It was capable of 50 mph (80 km/h) in high gear. Styling resembled small Chevrolets, ith Stutz- and Marmon-style horizontal hood louvres. The bodies were designed by Alexis de Sakhnoffsky and made by the Hayes Body Company of Detroit. The coupe was billed as a sedan, nd sold for $445, lightly less than a Ford V8 roadster. The Great Depression made the cheaper secondhand cars more appealing, o sales dropped off.
More than 8,000 cars were sold during the company's first (and best) year of sales, ut sales fell off to the point that production was suspended in 1932. It restarted in 1934 with bodies now made in-house, ut stopped again between 1935 and 1937.
About 20,000 cars were produced.
Beginning in the 1960s, he car gained a following with hot rodders, s well as among drag racers. The 75 in (1,900 mm) wheelbase made it attractive, ven compared to the Anglia.
In 1935, oy Evans, former salesman for Austin, ought out the bankrupt company, hich was reorganized under the name American Bantam. The formal connection with UK Austin was severed, hough a relationship was maintained. A series of changes was made to the American Austin car design, ncluding a modified engine, nd an exterior sheetmetal designed by Alexis de Sakhnoffsky.
Production was resumed in 1937, nd continued through 1941. Despite a wide range of Bantam body styles, anging from light trucks to woodie station wagons, nly about 6,000 Bantams of all types were produced.
American Bantam's 1938 model is famous for being the inspiration for Donald Duck's car. Donald Duck's car was first seen in Don Donald (1937).
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