Austin: Bantam woodie woodie

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Technical specifications

Model:Bantam Woodie
Fuel Type:Gasoline
Interior Color:Tan
Engine:Original 4cyl.
Number of Cylinders:4
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Beautifully restored 1934 American austin bantam woodie.Original engine and transmission.Beautiful wood work.Runs and drive great with no problems. The restoration was done to a very high standard and it shows. The chrome is in great shape with a almost new look. The engine and transmission have been opened up and gone threw. The wood looks amazing. All the joints are beautiful and tight. No rust. and the bottom looks as good as the top. American Austin Car Company was founded in 1929, in Butler, Pennsylvania in premises that had belonged to the Standard Steel Car Company.[2] Their intention was to assemble and sell in the United States a version of the Austin 7 car, called American Austin.[3] 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 forsmall-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 1,000 miles or 1,600 kilometres per 2 US qt (1.7 imp qt; 1.9 l) fill of oil.[4] It was capable of 50 mph (80 km/h) in high gear.[5] 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 8,000 cars were sold during the company's first (and best)year of sales, but sales fell off to the point that production wassuspended 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 with hot rodders, as well as among drag racers. The 75 in (1,900 mm) wheelbase[5] made it attractive, even compared to the Anglia.

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