Do you have an American Austin? Then these are the parts you need to detail it to perfection!
American Austin Hub Caps
A beautifully restored set of Austin hub caps has found its way onto eBay. For the price, buying them is almost thievery. The man who restored these spares no effort on his quest for perfection.
Click here to see these amazing American Austin Hub Caps
Or you could buy an original hub cap to straighten and polish:
Click here to see the American Austin Restorable Hub Cap
American Austin Reproduction Rooster Cap
There will, hopefully, be an entry in our Building a Better Bantam series on this cap very soon. However, I will say this is the reproduction the hobby has been waiting for. If you want a cap, you should probably buy this one.
Click here to see Lynn’s magnificent American Austin Reproduction Rooster Cap
1930-1935 American Austin Bantam original Window handles
Having had a 1930 American Austin recently, I learned that these handles are very difficult to find. Unlike Bantam handles which adequate substitutes can be found, Austin handles are usually destroyed or missing. Interestingly, they were used on Peerless and Willys cars of the same vintage, yet they never seem to come up for sale on eBay.
Click here to see the 1930-1935 American Austin Bantam original Window handles
The seller has stated that they are for 1934-35 cars as well, but some recent photos of two barn find cars make me wonder if Austin began using Bantam style handles at the end of its production run.
American Austin Rechromed Bumper
Correct bumpers and spacers are difficult to find. I don’t have a good chrome plater, yet, so to me this could be a great find.
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