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Engine: 50 CID I4Transmission: 3 Speed ManualMileage: 250 ( since rebuilt )
For sale in our Detroit Showroom is this very unique 1938 American Bantam Roadster. American Austin Car Company was founded in 1929, in Butler, Pennsylvania, 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, called American Austin. After some initial success the Great Depression set in, and sales fell off to the point that production was suspended. In 1934 the company filed for bankruptcy. In 1935, Roy Evans, a former salesman for Austin, bought out the bankrupt company, which was reorganized under the name American Bantam. Production was resumed in 1937, and continued through 1941. Despite a wide range of Bantam body styles, ranging from light trucks to woodie station wagons, only about 6,000 Bantams of all types were produced. This 1938 Bantam is a restored roadster that is in great overall condition. The 50 cubic inch four cylinder engine is a correct engine but not the original to the car, it makes 22 horsepower and is really fun to drive being mated to a 3-speed manual transmission. The red exterior is in very good condition and looks great with the black canvas convertible top and is a perfect match to the two-tone red vinyl interior. Options on this Bantam include: Manual Convertible Top, Vinyl Interior, Hub Caps, and Bias Ply Tires. If you are in search of a very unique vehicle that is an absolute blast to drive than this Roadster is worth taking a second look at. To view this unique 1938 Bantam Roadster in greater detail including over 100 HD photos and an HD video please visit www.gatewayclassiccars.com or give us a call at 313-982-3100.
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