Kauffman Motor Vehicle Company

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Manufacturer Kauffman Motor Vehicle Company
Production 1908-12

Kauffman Motor Vehicle Company was a pioneer brass era American automobile company, built in Miamisburg, Ohio, from 1909 until 1912.[1]

The company was begun in 1906[2] as the Kauffman Buggy Company, providing bodies and chassis for Hatfield, located across town. In 1908, as Hatfield ran into financial difficulties,[3] the two firms merged, to form the Advance Motor Vehicle Company.

Under the Advance name, they introduced a four-passenger roadster with a refined version of Hartfield's four-cylinder on a 104 in (2642 mm) wheelbase.[2] The Model C sold for US$1000,[2] against the Enger 40[4] and Ford Model F at US$2000, the US$1750 FAL,[5] US$1600 for the Oakland 40[6] the Cole 30 and Colt Runabout at US$1500,[7] the Yale tourer at US$1000, $700 for the Ford Model S $700, the high-volume Oldsmobile Runabout US$650,[8] Western's Gale Model A was US$500,[9] a Brush Runabout US$485,[5] the Black could be as low as $375,[10] and the Success hit the amazingly low US$250.[11]

Advance became the Kauffman Motor Car Company in 1911, and folded the next year.[12]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Kimes, Beverly Rae. The Standard Catalog of American Cars, 1805-1942 (Iola, Wisconsin: Krause Publications, 1989), p.761.
  2. ^ a b c Kimes, p.761.
  3. ^ Kimes, p.652.
  4. ^ Clymer, Floyd. Treasury of Early American Automobiles, 1877-1925 (New York: Bonanza Books, 1950), p.104.
  5. ^ a b Clymer, p.104.
  6. ^ Clymer, p.84.
  7. ^ Clymer, pp.104 & 63.
  8. ^ Clymer, Floyd. Treasury of Early American Automobiles, 1877-1925 (New York: Bonanza Books, 1950), p.32.
  9. ^ Clymer, p.51.
  10. ^ Clymer, p.61.
  11. ^ Clymer, p.32.
  12. ^ Kimes, 761.

Sources[edit]

  • Clymer, Floyd. Treasury of Early American Automobiles, 1877-1925. New York: Bonanza Books, 1950.
  • Kimes, Beverly Rae. The Standard Catalog of American Cars, 1805-1942. Iola, Wisconsin: Krause Publications, 1989. ISBN 0-87341-111-0.
  • Burgess-Wise, David. The New Illustrated Encyclopedia of Automobiles. BookSales Inc; Rev Upd edition (May 2000). p. 559. ISBN 0-7858-1106-0. 

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