In 1867, American Benjamin Hotchkiss started a weapon factory in St. Denis, near Paris. Thanks to long periods of peace business did not go well and in 1930 he decided to shift to automobile production. The model in this gallery, an AM 80, is fitted with a 3.0L six cylinder. Most of the AM 80 examples wore factory bodies, but this example was clothed with a coupe body by Veth and Sons. A remarkable item is the rubber bumper made by the Dutch firm of Overman. This bumper was made to absorb impacts up to 40 km/h.
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