Subscribe to a magazine

1940 Bantam Brc Pilot Model

Back to article View Gallery
2 of 17
'40 Bantam BRC Pilot Model
When this unique rig was put through its paces in the fall of 1940, it was unique in the automotive world. The Bantam car parts bin was raided whenever possible on this first hand-built rig, hence the curvy fenders, hood, cowl dash, and various small parts. Much of that same stuff was incorporated into the subsequent 69 vehicles, though not the stylish fenders. It only lived a few months. In early 1941, it was damaged in a collision and not repaired. Or was it? The current theory, supported by some photographic evidence, is that some or all of it was recycled into a BRC-60 model, which was later tested by the Canadian military. That vehicle's fate is unknown at this time.