888-269-5224 ✕ 1939 American Austin Bantam Hot Rod Coupe
Stock #: C287 Exterior Color: Red Interior Color: Red & Black Body Type: Coupe Transmission: Automatic Drivetrain: Rear Wheel Drive Fuel Type: Gasoline Engine: 350 CID V8 @ 375HP Title Condition: Clear Vehicle Description We are selling the car for the builder, who is no longer able to enjoy the car. He asked us to find it a new home. There are few Bantam hot rods on the market and valuing this car is a bit of a challenge. So, look at the photos, think about the car & come up with some questions. Then, call or message us and we can give you some answers. Once you are ready, place your bid or... contact us with a fair offer to consider...
When did compact cars debut? It was before the famed Mini Cooper and the quirky Isetta. While not the first small car, this little gem could practically fit in the trunk of many other vehicles on the market. In 1939, Austin debuted the Bantam – slightly different than what you see here today.
This unique classic is not chopped or cropped but does feature lots of hot-rod favorites. This two-seater is powered by a reliable 350 V8 which produces an estimated 375HP, which is more than enough to lift the wheels off the ground. The power flows through the 2-speed powerglide transmission to a Ford 9” 3.70:1 rear axle. Front disc and rear drum brakes provide the stopping power. There is no need for power steering. It does have a skid bar along with front and rear radiators which include auxiliary cooling fans. Little details abound including a auto-tensioner for the pullies and in-distributor electronic ignition, and Painless wiring harness. Massive 31X16.00R15 Mickey Thompson rear tires grip the road, while the 165/80/15 front tires guide you on your path.
This street rod’s interior is basic with seatbelts for two, a tilt wheel, basic controls, and all the VDO gauges you could want. Outside, the original steel body shines in fresh red paint. Study the up-close photos closely and you will see a metallic fleck in the paintwork on the grill, upper cowl, and around the car’s beltline. It is subtle but it is there and is one of those little extra details.
This car was lovingly put together over the past four years, is complete and ready to enjoy. If you are looking for a street rod like no other, this mighty coupe might be just what you are looking for.
Contact us now at 888-269-5224 for more details! Contact us for more details: 888-269-5224Call Dealer Photos Vehicle Warranty This used vehilce is beyond it's manufacturer's warranty period. Third-party service agreements may be available for the vehicle but are not offered or included as part of this transaction. The vehicle is being sold As Is No Warranty.
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Used Year: 1939
VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): AB2469139 Mileage: 100
Transmission: Automatic Make: American Austin
Body Type: Coupe Model: Bantam
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty Trim: --
Vehicle Title: Clear Engine: 350 CID V8 @ 375HP
Options: -- Power Options: --
Exterior Color: Red Fuel Type: Gasoline
Interior Color: Black For Sale By: Dealer