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  • 1912 American Underslung Scout For Sale | Ad Id 2146365168
  • 1912 American Underslung Scout For Sale | Ad Id 2146365168
  • 1912 American Underslung Scout For Sale | Ad Id 2146365168
  • 1912 American Underslung Scout For Sale | Ad Id 2146365168
  • 1912 American Underslung Scout For Sale | Ad Id 2146365168
  • 1912 American Underslung Scout For Sale | Ad Id 2146365168
  • 1912 American Underslung Scout For Sale | Ad Id 2146365168
  • 1912 American Underslung Scout For Sale | Ad Id 2146365168
  • 1912 American Underslung Scout For Sale | Ad Id 2146365168
  • 1912 American Underslung Scout For Sale | Ad Id 2146365168
  • 1912 American Underslung Scout For Sale | Ad Id 2146365168
  • 1912 American Underslung Scout For Sale | Ad Id 2146365168
  • 1912 American Underslung Scout For Sale | Ad Id 2146365168
  • 1912 American Underslung Scout For Sale | Ad Id 2146365168
  • 1912 American Underslung Scout For Sale | Ad Id 2146365168
  • 1912 American Underslung Scout For Sale | Ad Id 2146365168
  • 1912 American Underslung Scout For Sale | Ad Id 2146365168
  • 1912 American Underslung Scout For Sale | Ad Id 2146365168
  • 1912 American Underslung Scout For Sale | Ad Id 2146365168
  • 1912 American Underslung Scout For Sale | Ad Id 2146365168
  • 1912 American Underslung Scout For Sale | Ad Id 2146365168
  • 1912 American Underslung Scout For Sale | Ad Id 2146365168
  • 1912 American Underslung Scout For Sale | Ad Id 2146365168
  • 1912 American Underslung Scout For Sale | Ad Id 2146365168
  • 1912 American Underslung Scout For Sale | Ad Id 2146365168
  • 1912 American Underslung Scout For Sale | Ad Id 2146365168
  • 1912 American Underslung Scout For Sale | Ad Id 2146365168
  • 1912 American Underslung Scout For Sale | Ad Id 2146365168
  • 1912 American Underslung Scout For Sale | Ad Id 2146365168
  • 1912 American Underslung Scout For Sale | Ad Id 2146365168
  • 1912 American Underslung Scout For Sale | Ad Id 2146365168
  • 1912 American Underslung Scout For Sale | Ad Id 2146365168
  • 1912 American Underslung Scout For Sale | Ad Id 2146365168
  • 1912 American Underslung Scout For Sale | Ad Id 2146365168
  • 1912 American Underslung Scout For Sale | Ad Id 2146365168
  • 1912 American Underslung Scout For Sale | Ad Id 2146365168
Overview

1912 American Underslung Scout

Price: USD $225,000
The American Automobile Company of Indianapolis Indiana was founded in 1906 and in their brief eight-year history produced a variety of cars although none are more highly regarded or memorable as their revolutionary Underslung models. The innovative chassis design of the Underslung had the axles set over the frame rails resulting in a distinctly sporty appearance low center of gravity and necessitating the signature oversized wheels. The clever chassis design is attributed to Fred Tone though some have mistakenly credited another young engineer and American Automobile Company employee one Harry C. Stutz. Stutz did work for the firm in its early days and he designed their conventional line of cars though he left in 1907. Like many manufacturers of their day American Auto Co. vehicles rapidly grew in size and stature and by 1911 their portfolio included powerful 50 and 60-horsepower engines in the Underslung chassis. Unfortunately the high price of these models limited sales and they never met expectations of management. By 1914 the company was bankrupt and its assets were sold. Although theyre just a minuscule blip on the radar screen of automotive history American Underslungs have long been prized by motoring celebrities Captain Larz Anderson bought one new and the Underslung was one of Briggs Cunninghams first and most prized antique automobiles.For the 1912 model year American simplified their range into three models the Traveler Tourist and Scout. The Scout was strictly a two-passenger affair with sporty and rakish roadster bodywork. Priced at $1250 it was the most affordable of the line but even that was not enough to save the firm and the doors were shut just two years later. This stunning Model 22 Scout is believed to be the only surviving 1912 example extant and is well-known among marque enthusiasts. While its earliest history has yet to be discovered Walter Seeley included it in the roster of known American Underslungs he compiled for the July-August 1972 issue ofAntique Automobile.At that time Seeley noted that the car had been previously restored and was owned by Mr. L. Stillwell. In 2008 it joined the most recent owners prestigious collection and was shortly thereafter meticulously disassembled and taken down to bare metal for a concours restoration.Refinished in white with black accent lines a crimson chassis and an array of highly polished brass accessories this Scout is positively stunning. Upon completing the restoration it was shown at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours dElegance the Amelia Island Concours dElegance in 2013 and the Ault Park Concours in 2014 where it earned Best in Class. The detailing is exquisite and it features beautifully restored Gray & Davis lamps Prestolite acetylene generator Warner speedo rear-mounted spare and the radiator is adorned with a brass THE AMERICAN emblem and magnificent soaring eagle mascot. A digital file containing over 1000 photos of the restoration will accompany the sale.Beneath the hood sits a 22.5-horsepower inline-four displacing 199 cubic inches. It is beautifully detailed with a correct Rayfield updraft carburetor period-correct fittings plumbing and wiring. While it is the smallest engine in Americans 1912 line it pairs perfectly with the compact and nimble Scout chassis making this perhaps one of the earliest examples of a purpose-built sports car in the US motoring industry.Beautifully restored and detailed with jewel-like precision this positively splendid American Underslung Scout is a highly sought-after collector piece that would be at home in virtually any prominent collection and a welcome sight on concours lawns worldwide.Offers welcome and trades consideredFor additional details please view this listing directly on our website https://hymanltd.com/vehicles/7020-1912-american-underslung-scout-roadster/

This 1912 American Underslung Scout was listed for sale on 6-12-21 13:03:17. The vehicle color is not available and VIN is X278 . Kindly check ad for seller's location. Seller`s stock ID is hyman7020. There are other American cars currently listed for sale on our website. You may desire to see what other American cars are selling for by visiting our Sales Data page.

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  • VIN: X278
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Hyman Ltd

Location: St Louis, MO, United States

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