1939 American Bantam
Sale price: $75,000.00 make an offer
Last update: 01.09.2016
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|Number of Doors:||2 Doors|
|Engine:||Inline 4 Cylinder|
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1939 American Bantam for sale
-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. 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.
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. enabling the car to return 40 mpg-US (48 mpg-imp; 5. 9 L/100 km). and travel 1. 00 miles or 1. 00 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. with 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. and sold for $445. slightly less than a Ford V8 roadster. The Great Depression made the cheaper secondhand cars more appealing. so sales dropped off.
More than 8. 00 cars were sold during the company's first (and best) year of sales. but sales fell off to the point that production was suspended in 1932. It restarted in 1934 with bodies now made in-house. but stopped again between 1935 and 1937.
About 20. 00 cars were produced.
Beginning in the 1960s. the car gained a following with hot rodders. as well as among drag racers. The 75 in (1. 00 mm) wheelbase made it attractive. even compared to the Anglia.
In 1935. Roy Evans. a former salesman for Austin. bought out the bankrupt company. which was reorganized under the name American Bantam. The formal connection with UK Austin was severed. though a relationship was maintained. A series of changes was made to the American Austin car design. including a modified engine. and an exterior sheetmetal designed by Alexis de Sakhnoffsky.
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. 00 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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Options and Standard Features Basic Information Stock Number: BMS00057009 VIN Number: 064870 Model Year: 1939 Make: American Model: Bantam Exterior Color: Red/White Interior Color: White Vehicle Type: Convertible Engine Engine Description: Inline 4 Cylinder Contact Brighton Motorsports 15650 N Northsight Blvd Scottsdale Arizona 85260 View Map Ask for:Eric Lee Contact: Contact Us Phone:(480) 483-4682 Credit Application Directions to Dealer Contact Us Apply Now Secure Credit Application Applying for a vehicle loan online is one of the quickest and easiest application methods. Our secure application is easy to complete. all you need are a few personal and employment details. Terms Placing a Bid: Your bid constitutes a legally binding contract to purchase this vehicle. Please do not bid if you're not seriously interested or financially able to purchase this vehicle. Please read eBay's User AgreementBrighton Motorsports reserves the right to. Obtain and verify the registered information of all users who bid on this auction. Cancel any and all bids at our discretion. or end the auction early if necessary. Bidders Age: You must be 18 years of age or older to Bid. Special eBay Bid Retraction Rules: Please read eBay's "Retracting a Bid" If you place a bid before the last 12-hour period of the auction: You may retract that bid before that last 12-hour period but only for exceptional circumstances. You will not be allowed to retract that bid during the last 12-hour period of the auction. If you place a bid during the last 12-hour period of the auction: You will be allowed to retract the bid for exceptional circumstances but only if you do so within one hour after placing the bid. Funds & Financing: For help in arranging for a Pre-Approved loan or for any questions please e-mail or phone Eric at
(480) 483-4682 prior to bidding. Buyers Inspection: Brighton Motorsports has done our best to disclose all information known about this vehicle for auction. Brighton Motorsports welcomes a buyers inspection. If you plan to have a buyers inspection. please make sure you inspect the vehicle prior to the auction ending. Inspection fees if any are Buyers responsibility. Representations and Warranties made by seller: This vehicle is being sold "as is". Manufacturer's warranties may still apply. Extended warranty may be available. e-mail or phone Eric at (480) 483-4682 for details. No representations or warranties are made by seller. nor are any representations or warranties relied upon by bidders in making bids. Taxes and Registration fees: Out of state buyers are responsible for all state. county. city taxes and fees. as well as title service fees in the state that the vehicle will be registered. All taxes and fees must be paid in full in order for vehicle to be titled and registered. Title Information: Vehicles titles may be held by banks or lenders as collateral for loans. In many cases there is a delay in receiving the original instruments up to 21 days from the time we pay a vehicle off. While we usually have all titles in our possession at closing. there are occasions where we may be waiting for them to arrive. If payment is made by cashier's or personal checks we will hold all titles for 10 days or until funds have cleared. Shipping & Delivery: All shipping charges are buyer's responsibility. Brighton Motorsports will help with shipping arrangements but will not be responsible in any way for claims arising from shipping damage!Licensed Carriers are generally insured for $3. 00. 00. 00. We assume no responsibility for damages incurred after the vehicle leaves our showroom. All shipping arrangements are provided by Brighton Motorsports as a courtesy. We are not affiliated with any carrier. Any claims or other communication regarding shipment of vehicles will be between you and the shipper. not with Brighton Motorsports. The amount of time it takes for delivery is dependent on the carrier. but is generally 7-14 days from the date the vehicle is picked up from our facility until it is delivered to your destination. Verify with the shipper for an Estimate Time of Arrival to be sure. Finalizing your Purchase: Brighton Motorsports will contact the successful high bidder by e-mail after the auction closes. Successful high bidder MUST communicate with Eric at Brighton Motorsports by e-mail or phone
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