American Automobiles American Automobiles American Automobiles

The Austin Automobile & The Austin Automobile Co.

Antique Touring Car 1920s Collector Cars
Ford Model T - Model A
Ford Cabriolet - Ford Pickups
Four Door Sedan 1920s Collector Cars For Sale
Chevrolet Classic Six - 490
Baby Grand - Superior Roadster
Four Door Touring Car 1920s Collector Car Trader
Hudson - Hupmobile - Packard
Pierce-Arrow - Willys - Studebaker
Antique Limo Classic Collector Cars For Sale
Auburn - Buick - Cadillac - Dodge
Nash - Oldsmobile - Plymouth
Austin
The Austin Automobile Co.
Grand Rapids, Michigan
1901-1921

The Austin also known as "The Highway King" was an American Automobile produced by The Austin Automobile Co. in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Produced from 1901 to 1921 the Austin had a long history. The Austin automobile and company was founded by James E. Austin and his son Walter Austin. Only about 1,000 units were made.

Austin automobiles were considerably larger than most other makes in the early 1900s. A good example was the side entrance Tonneau 1905 Austin shown below. It's wheel base was 116 inches and weighed 3,300 pounds. It took a 60 horsepower engine just to move the Austin forward.

1905 Austin Side Entrance Tonneau
1905 Austin Side Entrance Tonneau

The 1906 Austin was also equipped with a 60 horsepower six cylinder engine. Other features included a double ignition, selective sliding gear type transmission, four forward speed and reverse and new patented spring controller.

1906 DeSoto
1906 Austin
1911 DeSoto
1911 Austin
Click on image above to see full size!

By 1911, the Austin continued making large American Automobiles. The 1911 model line up included there models of different horsepower, wheel base, seating and price.

  • Model 45 - five passenger 126 inch wheel base, priced at $3,000.00 with a 45 horsepower six cylinder engine and a seven passenger 132 inch wheel base, priced at $3,250.00 with a 60 horsepower six cylinder engine.
  • Model 50 - five passenger 135 inch wheel base, priced at $3,750.00 with a 50 horsepower six cylinder engine and a seven passenger 135 inch wheel base, priced at $3,850.00 with a 75 horsepower six cylinder engine.
  • Model 60 - five passenger 141 inch wheel base, priced at $5,750.00 with a 60 horsepower six cylinder engine and a seven passenger 147 inch wheel base, priced at $6,000.00 with a 90 horsepower six cylinder engine.

The 1912 Austin "77" was equipped with six cylinder 77 horsepower engines that had a 7 inch stroke and was started by air pressure. Transmission was the selective type with four speeds forward and reverse. A Leece-Neville generator furnished 20 amps at moderate speed for head lights, side lights, tail lights. A reliable Edison Storage Battery was used. This model 77 sold for $6,000. Additional models built in 1912 included a Model 45 priced at $3,600.00 and a Model 50 priced at $4,400.00.

1912 Austin
1912 Austin
1913 Austin
1913 Austin
Click on image above to see full size!

The Austin automobiles were available in 1913 with very little change except for their new two speed axles. This axle provided two different ratios both on direct drive and in combination with a three speed transmission gives six speeds forward and two reverse.

1916 Austin
1916 Austin
1916 Austin
1916 Austin
Click on image above to see full size!

After 1915, the company tried to market smaller, cheaper automobiles. In the 1916 Austin advertisement included a Model 48-66 priced at $3,600.00 and Model 36-66 priced at $2,800.00. However, in 1917 a 12 cylinder engine was offered until production operations ceased in 1921.

Find Antique Cars, Collector Cars, 1950s-1960s Classic Cars, 1960s-1970s
Muscle Cars, Hot Rods, Rat Rods, Street Rods and Vintage Military Vehicles!
1900-1929 Antique Cars For Sale
1930-1939 Antique Cars For Sale
1940-1949 Collector Cars For Sale

1950-1959 Classic Cars For Sale
1960s 1970s Muscle Car For Sale

Hot Rods & Rat Rods For Sale
Pro Street & Street Rods For Sale

Collectibles Automobilia For Sale
Vintage Auto Advertising For Sale

Auto Manuals & Literature For Sale
Auto Books & Manuals For Sale
Auto Brochures & Catalogs

1929 Studebaker
Find Auto Related Collectibles, Automobilia, Advertising, Auto Manuals,
Auto Books, Auto Brochures and Vintage Auto Literature For Sale!

Site Navigation

  • HOME - American Automobiles
  • A - Manufacturers
  • B - Manufacturers
  • C - Manufacturers
  • D - Manufacturers
  • E - Manufacturers
  • F - Manufacturers
  • G - Manufacturers
  • H - Manufacturers
  • I - Manufacturers
  • J - Manufacturers
  • K - Manufacturers
  • L - Manufacturers
  • M - Manufacturers
  • N - Manufacturers
  • O - Manufacturers
  • P - Manufacturers
  • Q - Manufacturers
  • R - Manufacturers
  • S - Manufacturers
  • T - Manufacturers
  • U - Manufacturers
  • V - Manufacturers
  • W - Manufacturers
  • X - Manufacturers
  • Y - Manufacturers
  • Z - Manufacturers
  • Electric Automobile Manufacturers
  • Steam Automobile Manufacturers
  • American Cyclecar Manufacturers
  • American Automobiles Automotive Articles

  • Fabulous Tail Fins of the 50s & 60s

    American Rat Rods For Sale

    1951 Chevrolet Coupe Rat Rod 1951 Chevy Coupe, Rat Rod, 400 SBC, T350 auto trans, A/C, Power Brake

    $16,500.00
    End Date: Tuesday Apr-4-2017 8:58:41 PDT
    Buy It Now for only: $16,500.00
    Buy It Now | Add to watch list

    1952 Chevrolet Other Pickups 5 window 1952 Chevrolet 5 window Pickup Rat Rod

    $55,000.00
    End Date: Monday Mar-27-2017 17:42:09 PDT
    Buy It Now for only: $55,000.00
    Buy It Now | Add to watch list

    1941 Chevrolet Other Pickups 1941 CHEVROLET "RAT ROD TRUCK" just in time for the Car Shows

    $12,500.00
    End Date: Sunday Mar-26-2017 8:24:01 PDT
    Buy It Now for only: $12,500.00
    Buy It Now | Add to watch list

    1949 Ford Other Pickups Deluxe 1949 Ford F1 Pickup 350 V8 ,Auto, Rat Rod / Hotrod Older Build !!!!

    $1,000.00 (1 Bid)
    End Date: Wednesday Mar-29-2017 13:54:51 PDT
    Bid now | Add to watch list

    1962 Ford F-100 Base Ford F100 Unibody Pick Up short bed Truck Hot Rat Rod Shop Truck

    $5,500.00 (0 Bids)
    End Date: Thursday Mar-30-2017 22:41:37 PDT
    Buy It Now for only: $7,500.00
    Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

    1950 Ford F-100 1950 Ford F100 Rat Rod

    $10,500.00
    End Date: Tuesday Mar-28-2017 8:05:55 PDT
    Buy It Now for only: $10,500.00
    Buy It Now | Add to watch list

    1958 Chevrolet Other Pickups short bed 1958 CHEVY TRUCK. A REAL HOT ROD COLLECTOR MUSCLE CAR NOT A RAT ROD

    $7,600.00 (7 Bids)
    End Date: Friday Mar-31-2017 12:24:17 PDT
    Bid now | Add to watch list

    1949 Chevrolet Other Pickups 5 Window 1/2 ton shortbox pick up truck 1949 Chevy Pick Up Truck 5 WINDOW Rat Rod Custom Daily Driver MAKE OFFER w/VIDEO

    $7,900.00
    End Date: Wednesday Apr-12-2017 8:54:27 PDT
    Buy It Now for only: $7,900.00
    Buy It Now | Add to watch list

    1955 Ford F-100 55 Ford F100, Rat Rod, Hot Rod, project pickup, Truck.

    $550.00 (29 Bids)
    End Date: Monday Mar-27-2017 16:52:05 PDT
    Bid now | Add to watch list

    1950 REO SPEEDWAGON 2 DOOR TRUCK ## 1950 SPEED WAGON { REO } 350 V8 HOT ROD RAT ROD FORD CHEVY RARE V.H.T.F. ##

    $7,000.00 (0 Bids)
    End Date: Sunday Mar-26-2017 23:02:30 PDT
    Bid now | Add to watch list

    1964 Ford F-100 Custom Cab 64 F100 Ford rat rod

    $1,025.00 (3 Bids)
    End Date: Monday Mar-27-2017 17:58:51 PDT
    Buy It Now for only: $7,500.00
    Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

    1951 Chevrolet Other Pickups 3100 1/2 Ton 1951 Chevy Hot Rod, Street Rod, Rat Rod, Patina,3100, 350 Vortec, SBC 700R4

    $33,599.99
    End Date: Saturday Apr-1-2017 6:00:55 PDT
    Buy It Now for only: $33,599.99
    Buy It Now | Add to watch list

    1950 Chevrolet Other Pickups 1950 CHEVROLET PICKUP, TRUCK, RAT ROD, HOT ROD RUNS DRIVES GOOD 350 AUTOMATIC

    $13,000.00 (27 Bids)
    End Date: Sunday Mar-26-2017 17:01:33 PDT
    Bid now | Add to watch list

    1929 Ford Other 1929 FORD CUSTOM HOT ROD RAT ROD STREET RACER DRAGSTER GASSER

    $15,300.00 (24 Bids)
    End Date: Sunday Mar-26-2017 16:26:31 PDT
    Buy It Now for only: $21,000.00
    Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list
  • Home | Site Map | Links | Privacy Policy

    This site is Copyright Farber and Associates, LLC 2009-2012, All Rights Reserved