1930 American Austin Sedan Five Window Coupe Bantam 1931 1932 Bantom barn find
1930 American Austin Coupe
|Item location:||Suffern, New York, United States|
Description for American Austin Coupe 1930
Up for sale is a 1930 American Austin coupe. I bought this car with the intentions of restoring it, but ended up finding one which was a runner. Since I already have a number of projects and my neighbors are harassing me, I have to let this one go. If you have been looking for a great car to restore, or to put together as a survivor car, this is it!
This car spent the last 70 years indoors waiting for a new home. When I got it home, I mounted the nose with a couple of bolts, but it isn't very secure. The engine is stuck and several parts are missing as you can see in the photos. While I don't have a complete inventory of what is included, we'll just say if it isn't pictured, it probably is not included unless stated otherwise here.
The fenders have some bends and tears. The body is overall very solid, but has a couple of small patches I noticed and has some rot as you can see at the bottom of the cowl. The drip rail on the passenger side should be replaced. The radiator shell is thin towards the bottom and has some rot. The chin piece that runs between the fenders is rotted away. I believe the windows are still in the car, but they wouldn't roll up so I am not sure. The cowl has not been entirely cut up like many of these cars. The honeycomb core of the radiator is shot.
Things I know are definitely missing: Tail light, headlights, headlight bar, bumpers, bumper mounting hardware, one front bumper bracket, front leaf spring with shackles, speedometer gauge mechanism, and gas gauge. While I have some parts in my collection which I could make available for purchase to the buyer, I know that I definitely don't have a spare gas gauge or headlight bar.
The sale of this car includes one year of membership in the Austin Bantam Society and the American Austin Bantam Club if the winning bidder is not already a member of those clubs.
This car DOES NOT HAVE A TITLE and comes with a bill of sale only and is in AS-IS condition with NO warranty. Buyer is responsible for all shipping and handling costs and must make arrangements to pay for and pickup the car within 10 days from the action end unless other arrangements are made with the seller. Buyer is responsible for paying a deposit of $500 within 24 hours of the end of auction. Full payment must clear before the car can be shipped or released.
Thank you for looking!