Amherst (automobile)

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The Amherst was a Canadian automobile manufactured in Amherstburg in 1911. The unusual feature of the car was a demountable body that could be fitted behind the front seats to convert the car into a light truck.[1][2]

The car was financed by backers in Detroit, but they withdrew their support before production commenced.[3] Only three cars were built before the company failed.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Georgano, Nick (2000). The Beaulieu Encyclopedia of the Automobile. London: Stationery Office. p. 1792. ISBN 0117023191. 
  2. ^ "AMHERTSBURG: The town that almost became an auto capital". Windsor Star. February 3, 1981. Retrieved 4 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Canadian Two-in-One Auto Co.". WindsorPublicLibrary.com. Retrieved 4 December 2012.