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54th American Austin
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Welcome to our website!
Welcome to the world's first organization dedicated exclusively to the restoration and preservation of American Austin
and Bantam vehicles that were built in Butler, Pennsylvania. The club welcomes owners and fans of American Austin,
American Bantam, Bantam Reconnaissance Cars, as well as the English Austin Seven and its derivatives.
Exclusively for American Austin Bantam Club Members
The American Austin Bantam Club has just released an updated American Austin Bantam Club
Authenticity Manual and Illustrated Spotter's Guide. The 150-page manual is the only authoritative
verification and restoration resource devoted exclusively to the pioneer economy cars built in
Butler, Pennsylvania between 1930 and 1940.
More than 15 years ago, two American Austin and Bantam enthusiasts sorted through priceless
factory artifacts, blueprints, inspection records, sales and service bulletins and advertising
collateral. They categorized the data into hundreds of reference tables to clarify model differences
and details ranging from body panels and upholstery fabrics to paint colors, pin stripes and
accessories. More than a dozen reference sections include Frame & Wheels; Engine &
Transmission; Interior Components; Models & Production Figures; Descriptions of Each Model
and more. The first edition was released in 2001.
In 2016, the American Austin Bantam Club historian/editors decided to reformat the reference
sections* and added a 35-page Illustrated Car Spotter's guide. Using 125 period photographs,
they catalogued each American Austin and Bantam model plus factory customs, foreign-bodied
variations, Bantam reconnaissance cars and trailers.
The front and back covers are in full color, the inside 150 pages are black and white. The Austin
Bantam Authenticity Manual is Wire-O-bound, which means it will lay flat when opened. Pages are
printed on both sides. The price in the continental U.S.A. is $39.50 each; which includes
shipping. Due to increased postage rates, orders outside the United States are as follows:
Canada $57.00 each and foreign countries $66.00 each.
It's available exclusively to members of the American Austin Bantam Club. Not a member? Join
today. Annual membership is $25.00 within the continental U.S.A and $30.00 for all others.
*Members wishing to learn more about technical specs such as compression measurements, firing order and other
engine specs should consult period automotive manuals.
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Make plans now to come to our next national meet. Each year, the meet is held during the summer
at a different location around the United States. Reminiscent of a family reunion, it's a great place
to find parts, see some of the best cars in the country, learn technical tips, tour in your old cars and
make new friends.
If you can't make it, that's okay. The club offers a subscription to the American Austin Bantam Club
News. As a 16-time winner of Old Cars Weekly's Golden Quill Award, the newsletter delivers fresh
stories six times a year. So don't delay--join today!
Old Cars Weekly says this 1930 American Austin roadster continues to hold its
value. We think so---especially if there's a friendly face behind the wheel.