The American “Underslung” was a popular automobile when it was new and still is today with collectors because of its unusual chassis design, large wheels, and attractive styling. The frame of this unique machine was mounted below the axles for a lower center of gravity that resulted in better handling than conventional cars of the time. Large forty and forty-one inch tires and wheels allow for adequate ground clearance. The chassis layout was the work of Harry Stutz and American designed Fred Tone.
This circa 1910 to ’12 “Tourist” model seven-passenger touring car is powered by a large 50 h.p. four-cylinder T-head engine and was manufactured by the American Motor Car Company in Indianapolis between the years of 1905 to ’14.