I decided to break this post into a few segments to better sort the eBay offerings. The previous post highlighted memorabilia, this one focuses on parts. If parts and collectibles aren’t what you’re after, follow up for part three, the car corral. That will be up a little later.
The same seller who has the employee badges also is offering a fairly well preserved American Austin badge which appears to have most of the retention clip in tact.
Click here to bid on the American Austin Grille Badge
Presumably from the same collection is a nice Bantam emblem. It is hard to see if the enameling has any gouges or scratches from the photos, but it definitely seems to have some visible damage to the chrome. However, most of the enameling on the back of the badge appears to have survived. This one is already priced higher than the beautiful recreations by Bill Spear.
Click here to bid on the original American Bantam Grille Badge (I know I did :D)
However, if you want a badge which will not require restoration, you may want to consider one of these:
Which can be purchased for $18 (while supplies last) at Wm. Spear Design.
Perhaps you need something of a more mechanical nature. Then you may wish to consider these Bantam friction shock absorbers. These are correct for all 1938-1939 Bantams and 1940 commercial Bantams. You can differentiate the front set up from American Austin shock absorbers from the lack of the star washer on the front side.
Click here to bid on the American Bantam Shock Absorbers
Or, if you’re looking for something a little more rusty, a seller (actually me), has listed parts from a 1930 Austin which is being parted out. Click on “other items” to see more.
Click here to bid on the American Austin Dash Board
Finally, if you are into toys, here is a very nice Austin hauler set up:
Click here to bid on the American Austin Car Hauler Toy