ABC AUTO BODY CRAFT Brierley Hills, Staffordshire, England and A.B.C. Automobile & A.B.C. Motor Vehicle Co. USA

1969 Abc tricar 6


ABC Tricar Jeroen Booij

Brierley Hills, Staffordshire, England

Auto Bodycraft of Brierley Hills, Staffordshire, England, was a small manufacturer. Very small. So minor were they, in fact, that they don’t show up on the radar in any of the shelves of motoring books I have collected since I was a nipper. Even my most admired scribe Sedgwick didn’t seem to write of them. Nothing. Not even on Wikipedia. However, I did manage to scrape together a little bit of information about the ABC Tricar cyclecar on the web, but it’s still a little light on detail. Still, now after reading this ID Guide, you’ll know exactly what is before you when you come across an odd little three-wheel Mini at a car show somewhere.

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1969 Abc tricar 5

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A.B.C. Automobile & A.B.C. Motor Vehicle Co.

Amedee B. Cole

ABC (1906 automobile)

Industry Automobile
Founded 1905
Defunct 1910
Headquarters St. Louis, Missouri
Products automobiles

The ABC was an American high wheeler automobile built by Amedee B. Cole in St. Louis, Missouri, USA from 1905 to 1910.

Known as the Autobuggy from 1906 to 1908, it was billed as “the cheapest high-grade car in America”, and was available with 18 hp (13 kW) two-cylinder and 30 hp (22 kW) four-cylinder engines, friction drive, and pneumatic or solid tires. The drive system used a cone and two bevel wheels, one for forward and the other for reverse. This allowed it to reach its 30 mph (48 km/h) top speed in either direction. A larger engine was fitted in 1908, and the wheelbase grew from 72 in (180 cm) to 90 in (230 cm). Its high ground clearance made it popular in rural areas.

Later models were more conventional with two- or four-cylinder engines, but the market for high wheelers was disappearing and the company folded in 1910.

Confusingly, there was another Auto-Buggy made by Success, also of St Louis.

See also


  1. Jump up^ Kimes, Beverly Rae; Clark Jr, Henry Austin (1996). Standard Catalog of American Cars: 1805–1942. Iola, WI: Krause Publications. p. 13. ISBN 978-0-87341-428-9.
  • Georgano, G.N., “A.B.C.,” in G.N. Georgano, ed., “The Complete Encyclopedia of Motorcars 1885-1968” (Arkansas E.P. Dutton and Co., 1974), pp. 23.

1906 A.B.C.-1906

Autobuggy Manufacturing Co.
St Louis, MO

1908 A.B.C. 1908

A.B.C. Motor Vehicle Co.
St. Louis, MO

1909 A.B.C. 1909

1910 A.B.C

A. B. Cole of St. Louis, MO produced an American Automobile called the A.B.C. from 1906 to 1910.

1908 ABC Highwheeler

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1908 ABC Model C Highwheeler

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Abbott Motor Car Company-Detroit Automobile Detroit Michigan later Cleveland Ohio USA 1909-1919

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Motor Car Company

Abbott-Detroit Motor Car Company
Industry Automobile
Fate Bankrupt
Founded 1909
Defunct 1919
Headquarters Detroit, Michigan, later Cleveland, Ohio
Products automobiles

1911 Abbott-Detroit

 Abbott-Detroit 1911

The Abbott-Detroit was an American luxury automobile manufactured between 1909 and 1919. It was considered powerful and well-designed, and had a Continental engine. Production of the auto began in Detroit, Michigan and was moved to Cleveland, Ohio in 1916 at which time the automobile name was shortened to Abbott. The cars were guaranteed for life by 1913, when electric lighting and starting had been standardized.


The Abbott Motor Car Company was established in 1909 in Detroit located at 107 Waterloo Street. The Abbott-Detroit offered a choice of either 4-cylinder or 6-cylinder Continental engine. The car could also be purchased with an 8-cylinder Herschell-Spillman engine.

In 1911, Abbott-Detroit models included a Model B 5-passenger Touring Car priced at US$1500.00, a Roadster US$1500.00, four-door Dimi-Tonneau with detachable tonneau US$1650, Coupe US$2350. The company motto that year was “The Up-To-The-Minute Car.”

The next year, the company offerings included the 1912 Model-44, a 7-passenger 4-door Touring Car that was sold for US$1,800. Additionally, a 4-door Demi-Tonneau for US$1,775, a 4-door Limousine fully equipped for US$3,000. The company also built a less expensive line known as the Model 34′ which included a 4-door Touring Car that came without a top and windshield which sold for US$1,350, a 4-door Roadster, also without a top and windshield, for US$1,275 and a Colonial Coupe fully equipped for US$2,150.

Consolidated car company

By 1916, the company changed its name to Consolidated Car Company and production of these cars had reached 15 to 20 units a day.

That same year, the company moved from Detroit to a larger facility in Cleveland and changed their name to the Abbott Motor Corporation. The automobiles built in Cleveland were called Abbott. The move proved too stressful on the company’s finances, and they declared bankruptcy in April 1918.


Models that Abbott-Detroit offered included:

  • 34/45 hp (25/30 kW) Foredoor Roadster
  • Limousine (1913 model)
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  • 44/40 hp (33/37 kW) Battleship Roadster
  • 34 hp (25 kW) Model F
  • 31 hp (24 kW) Model L
  • 22 hp (20 kW) Model K

Prices ranged from US$1700 for the Foredoor to US$3050 for the Limousine.

See also


  1. ^ Jump up to:a b c d e f “American Automobiles – Abbott-Detroit Automobile”. Farber and Associates, LLC – 2011. Retrieved August 28, 2011.

That is all what I could find about Abbott Motor Car Company