1933 American Austin Pickup
Chassis no. 342
Engine no. M16713
747cc L-head inline four-cylinder engine
Single updraft carburetor
Three-speed manual transmission
Solid axles with front transverse semi-elliptic spring and twin quarter elliptic springs rear
Four wheel mechanical drum brakes
-In the present ownership for forty years
-Charming and practical
-Nicely preserved condition
-Rare original pick up body
-Great old livery
-Property from a Pacific Northwest Collection
The Austin Pickup
Yes, the little Austin Bantam even came in a pick up truck, taking the prize for perhaps the smallest bed of any American truck. Despite its limited capacity it still proved a useful vehicle in situations where maneuverability and compactness were the priority. No Bantams were produced in large numbers but these pick ups are one of the lower production styles and one of the rarest to survive today.
The Motorcar Offered
This pickup is delightfully presented in very original condition. Acquired by the vendor 40 years ago from Roy and Dick Beagle, two of the founders of the Pacific Austin/Bantam Club (later renamed the Austin/Bantam Society), it was used for two brief years before being laid up in dry storage for the subsequent 38.
Complete with remnants of its old livery it has a "just the way you would want one" look. Simple to work on and supported by a strong club of enthusiasts, these are fun old cars. As a little pickup it is even practical for carrying a few bags of groceries back from the market. Perhaps its best use would be as the ultimate "Hershey Cruiser"; it would surely have the crowds green with envy as you drove through the Chocolate Field!
- Please note that this vehicle is titled under its engine number