1940 American Bantam 65 Standard 2 Door Coupe

Stock #B11431
Body Style
3 Speed Manual
4 cylinders 747
··· 66263
Burgundy / Leather
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This 1940 American Bantam 65 Standard 2 Door Coupe (Stock # B11423) is available in our Benicia, CA showroom and any inquiries may be directed to us at 707-748-4000 or via email at Sales@SpecialtySales.com.

Rare & Beautiful 1940 American Bantam 65 Standard Coupe

New to our Benicia showroom is this outstanding rare 1940 American Bantam 65 Standard 2 Door Coupe with burgundy and black exterior paint along with a matching burgundy leather interior.  You’ll find a 747cc four-cylinder engine under the hood with the matching 3-speed manual transmission and this example is in fantastic overall condition and ready to be enjoyed.  It is one of the most impressive original classics that we’ve seen in this rare model for quite some time.

Highly Original  Factory Drivetrain

The 1940 American Bantam 65 Standard Coupe was one of around 6,000 total Bantams produced across all models from 1937 to 1941.  Previously known as American Austin, former employee Roy Evans purchased the bankrupt company back in 1935 and resumed production under the new name in 1937.  The 1938 model was inspiration for Donald Duck’s iconic vehicle in cinema and American Bantam also released the prototype for what we all know today as the original Jeep.  Over 2,600 of all Bantams produced in this era were sold to the British Army, so the 65 Standard Coupe was a very limited production run with only a handful still believed to be remaining.            

For this particular 1940 American Bantam 65 Standard Coupe, the current owner informs us that he’s enjoyed it since 2008 as the 4th lifetime owner.  This example underwent a complete nut and bolt restoration a number of years ago and the results are spectacular, with gorgeous flowing body lines and excellent finish.  The exterior paint is mirror-like in appearance and the five correct wheels are also exceptional in appearance.  Meanwhile, the fully restored interior is new in appearance and looks excellent in person.  With nicely sorted mechanicals and an impressive ride quality, this is easily the most complete example we’re seen in the Bay Area.

Outstanding Overall Quality Both Inside & Out

Overall, this 1940 American Bantam 65 Standard Coupe is an outstanding rare collectible that’s in true investment grade quality throughout.  It will be right at home in a prestigious collection, yet the conservative asking price makes it an excellent entry classic for local shows as well.  There’s simply no way to go wrong on this one at the current asking price.  For more information about this vehicle, visit our Benicia, California showroom, give us a call at 707-748-4000, or email us at Sales@SpecialtySales.com.  Be sure to mention Stock # B11423 as well.

Legal Disclosures: Specialty Sales Classics has advertised and sold thousands of classic cars since our founding in 1978. We strongly encourage any and all buyers who are unable to view the vehicle in-person to perform a Pre-Purchase Inspection (by an independent party of their choosing) prior to the purchase.  Given the age of many of our vehicles, it is extremely difficult to adequately describe all aspects of each vehicles condition in the limited space available and we have learned that these Pre-Purchase Inspections are helpful to all parties involved.

The information for this vehicle was provided by the current owner and it is not certified by Specialty Sales Classics. Therefore, it is in no way guaranteed as a basis of purchase. Any statements such as original or numbers-matching should be verified independently by the buyer prior to purchase.

  • Leather
  • Premium or Custom Wheels
5200 Gateway Plaza Drive
Benicia, CA 94510
5200 Gateway Plaza Drive
Benicia, CA 94510