1932 BANTAM CONVERTIBLE 13B ROTARY ENGINE
- Location: College Place, Washington, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Austin
- SubModel: CONVERTIBLE
- Type: Convertible
- Year: 1932
- Mileage: 7,355
- VIN: B10524
- Color: Black
- Engine size: 2
- Fuel: Gas
- Transmission: Manual
- Drivetrain: Rear Wheel Drive
- Interior color: White
- Vehicle Title: Clear
1932 Austin overview
1932 Bantam BANTAM ROADSTER CONVERTIBLEThank you for visiting another one of AUTOCHOICE Is Yours, LLC'sexclusive listing.It is a rare occasion andprivilegefor AUTOCHOICE to represent two rods like the Bantam Roadster and Coupe we represent. Especially with the the special 13B Rotary engines. The owner of these two Rods have been hand crafted them himself and his talents shine through to who he really is, a "True Craftsman." Avery large number of photos have been taken, in fact over 70, soyou can get a good idea of therecondition. Some may feel the photos are a bitredundant, however, the majority of our prospects/buyers like the fact there are many so they are able to look from all angles to make sure they see it all. For those potential serious buyers, please connect with Don to request A Drop Box of all 70plus photos so you can blowup the photos for even bettercoverage of the photo. Lookforward to your request soon!Please call Don at (509) 301-1498 if you should have any questions. Our dealership is located in College Place, WA, 99324, HOWEVER, it is important for you to knowthecar(s) are located in Pasco, WA, about 45 miles fromwhere our dealership is located.
1932 Austin-Bantam Roadster
Mazda 13 B, 2 Rotor Motor
750 Holley Carb
90# Oil Pump
Racing Clutch & Pressure Plate
5 Spd Trans & Rear End
Mazda Brake System
3 pc Racing WheelsBelow we have provided Wikipedia's history of the Bantam for your education and enjoyment.American Austin Car Company From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Not to be confused withAustin Automobile CompanyorAustin Motor Company. American Austin Car Company Industry Automobile Fate Acquired byAmerican Rolling Mills Founded 1929 Defunct 1956 Headquarters Butler, Pennsylvania Products Vehicles 1931 American Austin
TheAmerican Austin Car Companywas an American automobile manufacturing corporation. The company was founded in 1929, and produced motorcars licensed from the BritishAustin Motor Companyfrom 1930 through 1934, when it filed forbankruptcy.
In 1935 the company was reorganized under the nameAmerican Bantam. Production resumed in 1937 and continued through 1941, including the firstprototypeof what later became theJeep.Contents [hide] 1History 2American Bantam 2.1Original Jeep 3Later production 4Gallery 5References 6External links History
American Austin Car Company was founded in 1929, inButler,Pennsylvania, in premises that had belonged to theStandard Steel Car Company.Their intention was to assemble and sell in the United States a version of theAustin 7car, called American Austin.After some initial success theGreat Depressionset 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 747cc (45.6cuin)inline-four engines, enabling the car to return 40mpgUS(48mpgimp; 5.9L/100km), and travel 1,000 miles or 1,600 kilometres per 2USqt (1.7impqt; 1.9l) fill of oil.It was capable of 50mph (80km/h) in high gear.Styling resembled smallChevrolets, withStutz- andMarmon-style horizontal hoodlouvres. The bodies were designed byAlexis de Sakhnoffskyand made by the Hayes Body Company of Detroit. Thecoupewas billed as asedan, and sold for $445, slightly less than aFord V8roadster. The Great Depression made the cheaper secondhand cars more appealing, so sales dropped off.
More than 8,000 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 20,000 cars were produced.
Beginning in the 1960s, the car gained a following withhot rodders, as well as amongdrag racers. The 75in (1,900mm) wheelbasemade it attractive, even compared to theAnglia.American Bantam 1939 American Bantam
In 1935, Roy Evans, a former salesman for Austin, bought out the bankrupt company, which was reorganized under the nameAmerican Bantam. The formal connection withUK Austinwas severed, though a relationship was maintained. A series of changes was made to the American Austin car design, including a modified engine, and an exteriorsheetmetaldesigned byAlexis de Sakhnoffsky.
Production was resumed in 1937, and continued through 1941. Despite a wide range of Bantam body styles, ranging fromlight truckstowoodiestation wagons, only about 6,000 Bantams of all types were produced.
American Bantam's 1938 model was the inspiration forDonald Duck's car which was first seen inDon Donald(1937).Original Jeep Early Jeep
American Bantam also pioneered the first Jeep to a design byKarl Probst,still with rounded fenders, and built 2765 of these (more than half of which went to theBritish Armyand some sent on to theSoviet Union) after discontinuing the manufacture of passenger vehicles. Some of the motors and chassis were imported fromToledo, Ohio; the bodies were made at the American Bantam Car factory inButler, Pennsylvania.
The company produced the most fuel-efficient engine and first prototype under the original tender specifications and was awarded the first contract, but because Willys Overland used a more powerful engine, and because elements favorable to Ford within the Quartermaster Corps claimedthat Bantam lacked production capacity to produce the vehicle on the scale needed by theUnited States Department of War, the awarding of ongoing contracts was reopened. Eventually theU.S. Armygave theBRC (Bantam Reconnaissance Car) 40designs toWillys-Overlandand awarded the bulk of orders to Willys andFord,while Bantam went on to produce Jeep trailers (T-3).Later production
After Jeep production stopped, Bantam made two-wheel trailers. This continued until the company was taken over byAmerican Rolling Millsin 1956.Gallery
Another view of the 1939 American Bantam
Bantam Model 60 Coupé 1938
Bantam Model 60 Roadster 1938
Bantam Model 60 Convertible 1939
American Bantam Model 60 Speedster Convertible 1939
An American Austin hood ornamentReferences ^Jump up to:abBorth, Christy (1945).Masters of Mass Production. Indianapolis, IN: Bobbs-Merrill. pp.220–1. ^Jump up to:abcGeorgano, N.(2000).Beaulieu Encyclopedia of the Automobile. London: HMSO.ISBN1-57958-293-1. Jump up^"First American Midget Car Runs At High Speed".Popular Mechanics.53(3): 368. September 1930. Retrieved12 April2015. Jump up^Old Car AdvertisingRetrieved 12 September 2013 ^Jump up to:abOld Car AdvertisingRetrieved 12 September 2013 Jump up^Denfeld, D.; Fry, M. (1973).Indestructible Jeep. Ballantine Books. pp.31–6, 41, 46.ISBN9780345236210. Jump up^Hartwell, Dickson (December 1960)."The Mighty Jeep".American Heritage Magazine.12(1). Retrieved12 April2015. External links Wikimedia Commons has media related toAmerican Austin / American Bantam. AmericanBantam.com American Austin Bantam Club Austin & Bantam on wmpear.com Austin & Bantam on oldmotors.com American BantamPhoto Galleries at RemarkableCars.com Voice of America broadcast a report on the Bantam Jeep American Austin coupeat the Internet Movie Cars Database American Austin roadsterat the Internet Movie Cars Database FOR FUN:The Austin Bantam Show - Car Song - Springfield ILhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1zXLXzqkL8