Despite the small number of cars built over the run of American Austin and Bantam cars, the company put out a large variety of literature. As a club, we should be extremely happy for all of the items that still exist to this day. Caretakers of the hobby have ensured that there is even at least one set of original blue prints for American Austins and Bantams in existence. Both the ABS and AABC have very good literature offerings for owners and enthusiasts.
|Fuel System|| Front End Parts
||Interior parts, coming soon!|
The Virtual Library:
Below, please find period publications dedicated to maintenance and service of American Austins and Bantams. By clicking on the cover of the book, you will be taken to a gallery of the pages relevant to Austins and Bantams. For certain books, if modern reproductions are available, information about purchase will be included.
American Austin and Bantam Factory/Dealer Publications:
|Chet Hempfling’s Log|
Below you will find a collection of period technical articles published regarding maintenance and service of American Austins and Bantams. These were sourced through the internet and the original publications may not be known. As I can locate the sources, they will be included above or may be retained in a categorized manner as below. Feel free to chime in with your thoughts.
Modern Enthusiast Crated Publications
|Authenticity Manual: 2nd Ed|
Post-Civilian Bantam Production Parts Suppliers-
The posts below are intended to provide historical perspective to the provision of American Austin and Bantam parts after the American Bantam Car Co. ended the production of civilian cars. Catalogs have been provided where possible to help restorers identify parts which may be on hand in a collection of parts by part number or description. The timeline of events between 1947 and 1973 were inspired by entries in the Austin Bantam Society’s Rooster Tails publication which also indicated that most parts were sold at 1940 pricing until the late 1960’s
Reproduction Literature Currently Available:
- 1930 American Austin Brochure
- 1932 American Austin Brochure
- 1933 American Austin Brochure
- 1934 American Austin Brochure
- 1938 Bantam Brochure
- 1938 Sinclair Lube Chart
Do you have technical information, manuals, or service bulletins which are not listed above, then, please reach out to us using the contact form below. Feel free to also use the form if you have a question about the literature above.