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Car Challenge
« on: August 18, 2014, 07:25:16 PM »
When we were young my brother had a book about cars and there was a picture of an unusual car, perhaps from around the 1930s, which looked a bit like a Rumpler, Crossley-Burney Streamliner or more old-fashioned version of Fiat Multipla/BMW 600.

I remember it being called the Hotchkiss Multiplex but I cannot find any reference to it on-line. Perhaps it was a concept which never materialised, or a special body made for a chassis,  perhaps the book's writer was wrong or perhaps I am mistaken.

Anyway, if anyone has/can find a picture or info I would be really grateful. Not important, purely curiosity!
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Re: Car Challenge
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2014, 12:41:53 AM »
Could it be the Gaston-Grümmer bodied Hotchkiss l’Aeroprofil?
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Re: Car Challenge
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2014, 08:14:10 AM »
^  Interesting styling, and many thanks, but no, it was definitely more flat-fronted like a BMW 600 or Rumpler Tropfenwagen/teardrop
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Re: Car Challenge
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2014, 08:37:24 AM »
Away from home and PC and reference books again but my brain is telling me Magirus-Deutz I have seen some images of flat fronted coaches this morning but cannot find the streamlining which I feel sure is the one your after Marcus
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Re: Car Challenge
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2014, 09:14:13 AM »
Pretty sure it was Hotchkiss Multiplex!
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Re: Car Challenge
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2014, 01:03:54 PM »
What sort of era are we talking?
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Re: Car Challenge
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2014, 01:11:53 PM »
I think 1920s to 1940s. It is pure curiosity, not important so don't waste too much time!
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