American Austin Car Co. (1930-1934)
American Bantam Car Co. (1938-1941)
|This is an American Austin radiator emblem (1930-1934) mjs|
Size: 51mm wide 36mm high MM: Fox
The American Austin was a 15 hp four-cylinder car based on the British Austin Seven chassis with a pretty body made by Hayes Body Company of Detroit. The car was much shorter and narrower than any other car in America at the time. The car was bought by several American celebrities as a novelty but small cars were not popular in America. Sales did not meet expectations and the company was out of business by 1934.
|This is an American Bantam radiator emblem (1938-1941) mjs|
Size: 44mm diameter MM: D L Auld
The American Bantam also carried small "Bantam" nameplates, colored to match the bodywork, see examples shown below: