Kauffman Motor Vehicle Company
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
as the [2 ] Kauffman Buggy Company, providing bodies and chassis for Hatfield, located across town. In 1908, as Hatfield ran into financial difficulties, the two firms merged, to form the [3 ] 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. The Model C sold for US$1000, [2 ] against the [2 ] Enger 40 and [4 ] Ford Model F at US$2000, the US$1750 FAL, US$1600 for the [5 ] Oakland 40 the [6 ] Cole 30 and Colt Runabout at US$1500, the [7 ] 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, a [9 ] Brush Runabout US$485, the [5 ] Black could be as low as $375, and the [10 ] Success hit the amazingly low US$250. [11 ]
Advance became the
Kauffman Motor Car Company in 1911, and folded the next year. [12 ]
^ Kimes, Beverly Rae. The Standard Catalog of American Cars, 1805-1942 (Iola, Wisconsin: Krause Publications, 1989), p.761.
^ a b c Kimes, p.761.
^ Kimes, p.652.
^ Clymer, Floyd. Treasury of Early American Automobiles, 1877-1925 (New York: Bonanza Books, 1950), p.104.
^ a b Clymer, p.104.
^ Clymer, p.84.
^ Clymer, pp.104 & 63.
^ Clymer, Floyd. Treasury of Early American Automobiles, 1877-1925 (New York: Bonanza Books, 1950), p.32.
^ Clymer, p.51.
^ Clymer, p.61.
^ Clymer, p.32.
^ Kimes, 761.
Sources [ edit ]
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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