American Austin Bantam Club 

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Roy Evans reorganized American Austin and launched a new line of economy cars in 1938. The American Bantam Company of Butler, Pennsylvania made the engines more powerful. Fenders, grilles, wheels, interior and details were updated and streamlined. Civilian production ended in June 1940 after 6700 vehicles were manufactured. Bantam designed and produced 2,675 4-wheel-drive  Bantam reconnaissance cars (BRCs) for the U.S. Army until they lost the contract in 1941. Bantam then produced utility trailers, semi trailers, farm equipment and other ventures until its demise in 1956. 

American Bantam 1938 to 1941

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1938 Boulevard Delivery
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1938 Station Wagon
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1938 Pickup
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1939 Roadster
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Bantam rarity chart
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1940 Hollywood
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1940 Coupe
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1941 Bantam Reconnaissance Car
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BRC & trailer rarity chart

American Bantam Specifications:
Model Years: 1938-1941
Wheelbase: 75 inches
Payload: 500 pounds
Engines: 20 hp., 4 cylinder, 1938 to 1940.  22 hp., 4 cylinder, 1940
Designers: Count Alexis deSakhnoffsky, Alex Tremulis, Roy Evans

Body styles and Model Years:
5-Window Coupe, 1938-1940
5-Window Business Coupe, 1938
Boulevard Delivery, 1938-1939
Club Roadster, 1939
Convertible Coupe & Hollywood, 1940
Convertible Sedan & Riviera, 1940
Panel Truck, 1938-1940
Pickup Truck, 1938-1940
Roadster, 1938-1940
Speedster, 1938-1940
Station Wagon, 1938-1940
Sun-Air Roof, 1938
Utility Wagon (steel bodied), 1938
Camper utility trailer, 1938
Utility trailer, military/civilian, 1942-1948

Bantam BRC-60 (round nosed) 1940-1941
Bantam BRC-40 (flat nosed grille) 1941
Wheelbase: 85 inches
Payload: 500 pounds
Engine: 40 hp., 4 cyl. by Continental

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