créée le 18 mars 2005 et mise à jour le 18 mars 2005

marque

AMERICAN BANTAM

modèle

RIVERA

finitions

Convertible Sedan

année

1 9 4 1

quantité/prix

? exemplaires / $

carrosserie

découvrable 2 portes 2 places

moteur/boite

4 cyl - boîte 3 vitesses

DU SITE D'ENCHERES <<E-BAY>> usa
  • hôte : e-bay, le fameux site d'enchères aux USA qui comprend toujours entre 1 et 2 millions d'objets à enchérir. C'est celui aussi qui a acheté notre iBazar national avec ses 4 à 600 mille objets aux enchères et qui est devenu ebay.fr
  • voitures américaines : il y en a toujours beaucoup avec de superbes photos sur le site américain. Le site français propose en général entre 2 et 4 pages d'objets et de voitures avec une certaine modestie pour les photos. Ceci va sans doute changer`
  • photos : elles sont du propriétaire-vendeur de Lincoln (Nebraska)

CE QU'EN DIT LE VENDEUR
  • Vehicle Description : 1941 Bantam 2 door convertible sedan Rivera.  Blue body with light blue interior.  Enamel finish. White top.  This car is being listed for a friend whom you may call direct with your questions.  Fred purchased this car out of a farmers barn over 30 years ago.  It was the kind of find that most of us will just dream about now.  The car was covered with years of dirt and grime but remarkably complete with low miles.  Fred cleaned it out, undercoated the body, had it repainted, rebuilt the brakes, overhauled the engine, and had the top and upholstery replaced.  The upholstery work was done by McVickers here in Lincoln.  McVicker is deceased now but did quality work for years.  We had a car done by him in the 70s as well and were quite pleased.  The paint was done by a local shop, the operator of which is long deceased also. The hole in cowl under the hood is not original but was made to allow repair of the gas tank unit.  Rather than weld it shut, it was left open in case future access is needed.  The odometer reflects original mileage on the car.  Fred estimates he has driven it less than 2000 miles since restoring it.  He is no longer able to drive it and would like to find a new owner to appreciate and preserve it.  The car has fender skirts and dual tail lights.  Fred was a repairman for years and made a few improvements.  He added an electric water pump and a temperature gauge which is mounted below the dash.  The car has always run cool as a result.  He also added dual horns which sound great.  The non script clock rear view mirror was a NOS accessory Fred found and installed.  The car has always been garaged and covered with a custom made cover which is included.  I noticed a couple small holes in the cover that could be patched.  The zipout plexiglass rear window is there also.  You will notice the hood wasn't latched in the photos.  The hood latches and aligns normally.  The latch lever on these cars is under the dash and firmly spring loaded.  If you're not careful it is a finger pincher.  When the photos were taken, the car was just out for that purpose and they didn't think to latch the hood.  You can call Fred at 402-477-3572 between 9 AM and 10 PM CST.  His answer machine sometimes kicks in before he gets to the phone so don't hang up.  As you start to leave a message he will usually pick up.
  • This is a very good older restoration.  It has run periodically to keep things in working order but has not been driven an great distance in recent years.  A longtime friend and retired mechanic stores the car for Fred.  He states the mechanical brakes work quite well and the car is a delight to drive.  All the gauges and lights worked when driven last summer.  This is a very cute car, not a perfect show car.  It is an attractive and unusual car that will draw attention when you take it out.  When you inspect it closely you can find a few minor paint chips and flaws.  The most noticeable is the scuff on the right front fender as shown in photo.Otherwise the finish is very good.  The windshield is original and has some very slight checking around the edges.  Fred called that to my attention and otherwise I wouldn't have noticed.  Fred also said the chrome on the passenger door window needs repair, but all I could see was some slight rust spots starting to appear.  Fred did a good job matching  the original color considering they had to use paint chips.  It appears to me the cowl under the hood has original paint.  Car has never had a heater.
 

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