Spanish Salamanca from 1904. Made in Madrid. Unique model. This exhibit comes from The Salvador Claret Automobile Collection
Salamanca was a Spanish manufacturer of automobiles.
The company was founded in Madrid by Carlos de Salamanca y Hurtado de Zaldivar (Marqués de Salamanca). Carlos Salamanca was already the Rolls-Royce importer in Spain at the time.
In 1902 the production of own automobiles began. Production ended in 1907.
From 1907 the company concentrated only on the sale of motor vehicles and is now known under the company name Carlos de Salamanca S.A. the Spanish importer of Ferrari, Jaguar, Maserati, Bentley, Aston Martin, Land Rover and also Harley-Davidson.
The components such as engines, gearboxes and differentials were taken over from French productions and assembled and completed in hand-made wooden chassis.
A special feature of the vehicles from Salamanca was the in-house development of a radiator, which was arranged vertically in the front of the vehicles from serpentine-shaped pipes.