Blue Hotchkiss AM 805 Cabriolet Biarritz “Paris Nice” from 1935

Blue Hotchkiss AM 805 Cabriolet Biarritz “Paris – Nicefrom 1935 with six cylinders, 3485 cc, 115 HP. Max. speed: 130 km/h

Hotchkiss were luxury cars made between 1903 and 1955 by the French company Hotchkiss et Cie in Saint-Denis, Paris. The badge for the marque showed a pair of crossed cannons, evoking the company’s history as an arms manufacturer.

The company’s first entry into car making came from orders for engine components such as crankshafts which were supplied to Panhard et Levassor, De Dion-Bouton and other pioneering companies and in 1903 they went on to make complete engines.

Encouraged by two major car distributors, Mann & Overton of London and Fournier of Paris, Hotchkiss decided to start making their own range of cars and purchased a Mercedes Simplex for inspiration and Georges Terasse, previously of Mors, was taken on as designer.

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