American Austin (1931)

Sale price: US $2,750.00 Make an Offer

Condition: Used Year: 1931
VIN : A9524 Mileage: 99999
Make: American Austin Vehicle Title: Clean
Number of Cylinders: 4 Fuel Type: Gasoline
Body Type: Roadster Transmission: Manual

Montague, Michigan, United States

Vehicle description

1931 American Austin Roadster. One of 1500 Roadsters built between 1931 and 1934. Based on the English Austin 7 this was one of the first micro cars built in the U.S. With Duesenburg like styling and Packard like disc wheels these cars are a knock out and always attract a crowd wherever they are shown. It may be small but the interior is roomier than a Model A Ford. This car was purchased on E-bay four years ago as my next restoration project. I now can"t do a full scale restoration due to health issues. I have purchased most of the missing parts and the car is now around 90% complete. As you can see the body is rough but can be saved. Go to The Metal Surgeon of Denver CO , then Completed Projects, then 1931 American Austin to see a car in similar condition restored to show condition. Be sure to look at all 11 photo gallaries of this car. Everything else is very restorable. The engine was running recently but has weak compression. The carburetor appears to be rebuilt. The chassis is in good shape with no major rust. Fenders are very restorable - The rears have aftermarket tail lights attached. It has a nice set of correct Parabeam head lights with the offset reflectors and nice Colo Tail light. The chassis is rolling on a set of cut down Austin wheels that would be great on a speedster or racer. It has a good set of original wheels with all rims, lugs and nuts. The body will need wood (kit available) Floor and sills (new floor pans available). I also have some floor pieces from a street rodded rust free coupe that will be helpful. The body has some traces of the original paint - black with tan sweep panel and wheels. I also have a box of club back issues, authenticity manual, transmission manual, owners manuals, sales literature, books and magazines. There are two very good clubs that support these cars. The two club rosters show about 75 Roadsters listed. With the ones not in the clubs or yet to be found I doubt there more than 100 left. I am asking the same price you would pay for much, much more common Model A or T. This is a very rare, very neat car from a very interesting company that deserves to be restored. Car is located in western Michigan 20 miles north of Musgegon. If desired I can store this car until spring when the weather is better for pick up.The major missing parts are: Top Bows, Seat spring, Choke and Throttle cables and knobs, Driver door handle, Roadster tail light bracket, Spare tire clamp, One door dovetail and Hood hinge brackets.Extra parts include: 2 Transmissions, Rear axle, Wheels and more.