1907 American Underslung
The American Motor Car Company was founded in 1906 and based in Indianapolis, Indiana. The “underslung” design was an attempt to make the car as low as possible. Harry C. Stutz created the chassis design, although it was American’s chief engineer, Fred I. Tone, who decided to place the frame below the axles. Due to achieving such a low ground clearance, 40-inch wheels were needed to give the vehicle ample space between the frame and the ground.
Provided courtesy of Simeone Automotive Museum