Piedmont Motor Car Company
Piedmont is the name of a American automakers founded in 1917. was founded in 1917 in Lynchburg, Virginia under WA Taylor .
Initially, two models were screwed together there, the 4-30 and the 6-40 . The touring car bodies came from the Norwalk Motor Car Company in Martinsburg, West Virginia, strikingly resembling the contemporary Hudson car . The engine of the 4-30, a four-cylinder inline engine, came from Lycomings model K , the one of the 6-40, a six-cylinder in-line engine, from Continental, From 1919, at least the bodies were made in-house. Usually, both models, which looked very similar, were painted green with a nickel-plated radiator and moto-meters.
In the years 1917-1919 were created about 500 cars per year, with only a part of the vehicles were their own models. In addition, similar vehicles were built for other manufacturers, for example Bush and Marshall in Chicago or Lone Star in Texas . It was not until 1920 that a modest amount of advertising was done for the products made under their own name. The success left much to be desired; finally, the police in Lynchburg could at least be equipped with Piedmont vehicles.
4-30 Wheebase:116 inch 6-40 Chassis 122 inch
More and more orders for the production of foreign makes, the company received from other car manufacturers. The production of their own models was now completely in the background and a failed purchasing policy in October 1922 finally led to bankruptcy. Parts of the warehouse had accumulated an impressive $ 225,000. However, a re-founding as Virginia Motors, Inc. fai.led in 1923
Automotive manufacturer of Virginia.United States from 1917 to 1922.