The World’s Smallest American Austin

To start off, there is some assembly required here.  However, wouldn’t you love the chance to own one of the world’s smallest American Austins?  At 1:144 scale, this car is compatible with some N gauge models.

world's smallest austin

Click here to see the  World’s smallest American Austin

Personally, the first thought I had when seeing this was “Wouldn’t this make a very cool Buster Keaton diorama?”  Perhaps something representing the Austin’s role in the 1931 Parlor, Bedroom, and Bath.

All you need is a correct style N gauge locomotive, like this one: N Gauge Locomotive. You may need some patience and skill as well, but the result will be worth it.  I’d love to have one of these, but lately, I haven’t even had time to work on my own car.

Which scene would you want to recreate?  I would think it depends on how much your like the Austin that day.



On a good day.


parlor 2

One which is less then stellar, but still okay.



Or the type of day where our best accomplishment is remaining on the sunny side of the ground…

As a side note, that car was hit by a train and the cowl still looks straighter than the one on my Austin.  How hard did that tree in 1949?


Although stylish, no Austin should have such noticeable curve on the dash rail.


A couple of neat finds for Wednesday

American Austin or Bantam Roadster Connecting Roadster Side Curtains



American Bantam NOS connecting rods

bantam con rods

Click here to see the listing: American Bantam connecting rod sets of 4 – 1938-1939 $45 (6 sets sold!)


American Austin or Bantam Clutch Disks

clutch disks

Click here to see the listing: Clutch discs for American Austin -American Bantam – English Austin 7

Attention viewers! Do you have any spare parts you’d like to sell?

Besides linking you to the most current eBay auctions, is about much more.  The concept embodied by this website is a lot broader than I can let on at this point, as developing it one stage at a time is the only way to do it properly.  Revealing the complete plans would leave you wondering why I am so slow at getting this thing together.  So, besides providing you with a frequent blog of items for sale and a listing of vehicles for sale, I am now listing parts both for sale and wanted.

Please take a few moments to check out the new used parts for sale sections and the NOS / reproduction parts for sale sections.  The purpose of these pages is to make your restoration just a little bit easier.  Remember, eBay auctions only last several days and craigslist ads have mysterious lifespans that no one fully understands, however a listing here runs until sold.  The idea behind this system is to keep leads alive as long as possible, this way parts and cars don’t slip back into the woodwork to be forgotten about until the next time an owner is motivated to put the effort into selling.  I want people who are looking for parts to be able to get exactly what they need so their project isn’t put on hold at the whim of some rare piece.  I want you to have options available, so not only are you getting a part you need, but the best one for you.

Right now, there are only a few listings; but browse a bit and show your support.  If you have anything you’re looking for, contact me to place an ad.  If you have somethings you wouldn’t mind selling to clear some space in your garage, there is plenty of room here.  If you manufacture reproduction parts or perform some essential service for our hobby, your listing is wanted.

Working together, we can create something amazing; and I would love for you to be part of it.



American Austin – Esque Tail light

Finding the correct 3″ COLO taillamp for an American Austin is never an easy task.  There are some lights that look very similar, but they usually have the mounting studs in the wrong places.  If you need something that looks very close and are willing to do some work to modify it, there is a Buick taillight that has the correct style spring retained taillight assembly.  Besides having the word BUICK stamped in it rather than COLO, this lamp has a small opening at the top as well which you may want to close up for it to look more convincing on your Austin.

The Mounting holes appear to have the correct orientation, but you may wish to contact the seller to ensure the proper spacing.

Click here to see more:  American Austin-esque Taillight Sold for: 85.00

If someone has a correct COLO photo they wouldn’t mind sharing, I can post it for comparison.

American Austin Radiator Badge

Good morning!  Over night, the Ohio seller listed this lovely American Austin badge.  Although we can’t see the rear retaining piece, the clossonie appears to have suffered damage.  It’s not perfect, but as of yet, faithful reproductions of this piece are not available.  If you have a Bantam and need a reproduction grille badge, you are in luck, those have been manufactured recently. If you are interested in bidding in this item, you may wish to contact the seller for photos of the back to make sure it has the correct fastener in the back.

1930 - 1934 American Austin Radiator Badge

1930 – 1934 American Austin Radiator Badge

If you would like to check this badge out on ebay click here: American Austin Radiator Badge Sold for: 69.00

Almost missed this one: Tillotson M10A Carb – American Austin

One of those pieces that is nearly impossible to find in decent shape (besides a crank shaft) is a Carb.  Here is your chance to purchase a nice looking Tillotson Carb.  If you need one for your car, this is it.  If you don’t need one, but don’t have a spare, maybe you do actually need one?  Either way, click on the link below to see how the seller advertises this magnificent piece of aluminum and bid often.

This is the link to click to get to eBay –> Tillotson M 10 A American Austin Carb Sold for: 124.99

Tillotson M10A carb for an American Austin

Tillotson M10A carb for an American Austin