The product of the American Motors Company of Indianapolis (1906-1914) is most familiarly known today by the designation 'underslung', the resulting effect produced by the frame being hung below the axles. 'A car for the discriminating few' that would not 'Turn Turtle' like the average car, few were made and only a relative handful remain. This top-of-the-line 50/60 horsepower model has had few owners and would be a notable addition for the discriminating collector.
The American Motor Car Company was founded in 1906 and based in Indianapolis, IN. It produced its first 'Underslung' car in 1907; however, the name was not derived until 1912. The Underslung design was an attempt to make the car as low as possible. The chassis was designed by Harry C. Stutz who later designed his own car. It was chief engineer Fred I. Tone who turned Stutz's chassis upside down to place the frame below the axles. The Underslung models provided safety that many other early manufacturers could not guarantee. The Underslungs were virtually impervious to roll-overs. Sales documentation stated that the vehicles could be tilted up to 55-degrees without rolling over.
This vehicle is powered by a 4-cylinder, 7.8-liter engine, capable of producing 50 horsepower.Also photographed at :