I have had the '38 Bantam roadster that I did a build thread on out on the road for about six months now, and it has turned out to be quick, fun and reliable. Time for another project. I foundthe remnants of a Bantam Speedster, which is what Bantam called their two-door phaeton bodied car, a very rare car. Total production was 323 from August 1938 to early 1940, and there are very few registered with the two Bantam clubs. The speedster that I found consisted of the chassis, rear body and a set of reproduction floor panels. It is very rough, but like I said it is a rare car so it is worth saving. It will be a body and chassis restoration with a correct Bantam engine, but with the ability to remove the Bantam engine and run with something with more oomph. I have another V8-60 available, and also have an Austin-Healey Sprite engine, a 1098 from the mid-'60s that can easily put out 80hp or so. One or the other of those two engines will end up being the daily driving engine, with the Bantam engine in place if I show it somewhere. This will be a long-term build, as you can see from the photos. I will post to this thread as I make progress. Here you have a copy of a factory publicity photo, so you know what it should look like, a photo of the day that I dragged it home, and a few shots of a mockup using a partial body wood kit to mount the body to the frame and spare Bantam parts that I have on hand. I am going to be getting the floor welded in first, then follow with the metalwork. More photos later.