Jaeger (automobile)

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Charles Jaeger, the creator of the car, seated in the first Jaeger car to be manufactured, in 1921.
ManufacturerJacquet Motor Corporation of America
AssemblyBelleville, Michigan, United States
DesignerCharles F. Jaeger
Body and chassis
ClassSports car
Enginesix-cylinder Continental engine

The Jaeger was an automobile built in Belleville, Michigan by the Jaeger Motor Car Company from 1932 to 1933.[1]


Charles F. Jaeger patented a novel suspension for automobiles which included two coils in tandem at each wheel separated by the axle mounting. The Jaeger automobile was built to develop this suspension and was powered by a six-cylinder Continental engine, rated at 70 hp (52 kW). Wire wheels were standard on the vehicle, with a V-radiator grille and three diagonal groups of four louvers on each side of the bonnet. Five coupes and convertible coupes were actually produced. The vehicle sold for $700, equivalent to $15,825 in 2022.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b Kimes, Beverly Rae; Clark Jr., Henry Austin (1996). Standard Catalog of American Cars 1805-1942 (3rd ed.). Krause Publications. p. 779. ISBN 978-0-87341-428-9.
  2. ^ George Nicholas Georgano (editor): The Beaulieu Encyclopedia of the Automobile. vol. 2: G–O. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 2001, p. 777. ISBN 1-57958-293-1.