Kauffman Motor Vehicle Company

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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]

Advance became the Kauffman Motor Car Company in 1911, and folded the next year.[4]


  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. ^ Kimes, 761.


  • 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 (2000). The New Illustrated Encyclopedia of Automobiles. BookSales Inc; Rev Upd edition (May 2000). p. 559. ISBN 0-7858-1106-0.

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