2023 |Estate of Mark Smith Auction
1930 American Austin Roadster
Coachwork by Hayes Body Corporation
$20,000 - $30,000| Without Reserve
Diminutive, Economical, and Fun Prewar Automobile
Body Designed by Legendary Stylist Count Alexis de Sakhnoffsky
Former California Car Featuring Desirable Accessories
46 CID L-Head Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
Single Updraft Carburetor
13 BHP at 5,500 RPM
3-Speed Manual Gearbox
4-Wheel Mechanical Drum Brakes
Front Solid Axle with Transverse Leaf Spring
Rear Live Axle with Quarter-Elliptical Leaf Springs
Founded in 1929 in Butler, Pennsylvania, American Austin remains historic for producing one of America’s first economy cars – a license-built version of England’s Austin Seven. With coachwork designed by award-winning stylist Count Alexis de Sakhnoffsky, the American Austin Roadster was a small, economical, and stylish automobile.
Formerly owned by a California marque enthusiast and purchased by Mark Smith in April 2012, this delightful Roadster from the model’s debut year sports an elegant two-tone paint finish and features whitewall tires, twin accessory driving lamps, and a chrome-mesh grille guard. In addition to a file of correspondence and ownership information, this charming prewar classic is accompanied by a copy of an Austin Bantam Instruction Book. An unusual sight today, this 1930 American Austin Roadster offers a wonderful way to enjoy the classic car hobby.
*Please note that this Lot, like all vehicles in this Auction, has been in long-term static storage and may not be currently operational. It will require mechanical attention prior to any road use.
Gooding & Company presents and conducts the Estate of Mark Smith Auction under the authority of John J. Rendemonti, Executor of the Estate of Mark J. Smith, duly appointed by the Circuit Court of the State of New Hampshire, Probate Division, Case Number 312-2022-ET-00072. The Estate has compiled available title and/or registration paperwork for the Vehicles offered in the Auction and will provide such paperwork to the Buyer if it is available. However, as set forth more fully in the Conditions of Sale, neither the Estate nor Gooding makes any representation or warranty with respect to any existing certificate of title or registration with regard to any Lot in the Auction. Any Lot may be sold on a Bill of Sale. By participating in this Auction, all bidders and buyers recognize that Estate and Gooding have expressly disclaimed all such warranties concerning the availability or sufficiency of any title or registration documentation.