1930 Hotchkiss AM2 Chantilly Saloon


  • Lovingly restored by a previous owner 
  • Original and period-correct interior trim 
  • Ready to drive and enjoy 

The Appeal

The 1930 Hotchkiss AM2 Chantilly Saloon encapsulates the essence of early 20th-century French automotive craftsmanship. This specific example, known affectionately as "Pepe," showcases an impressive lineage of care and thoughtful restoration. The vendor informs us that the car has received numerous enhancements, ensuring reliability without compromising its historic value. The AM2 model is recognized for its engineering prowess, and this Chantilly Saloon variant combines performance with a luxurious and spacious cabin, offering a unique driving experience. 

The elegant French design coupled with the burgundy and black paintwork makes for a superb looking classic car. From the running boards to the spare wheels and luggage box on the back it’s the quintessential 1930’s classic. The design only gets better on the inside; the intricately patterned red interior offers an abundance of both style and comfort, and with its generous proportions the car is perfectly suited to longer touring in comfort. 

The car starts easily and is a real pleasure to drive on the road, with the sound and tactile feedback modern cars just can’t offer. If you’re looking for a 1930’s classic with heaps of Parisian style that's ready to drive away today, we think you can’t do better than this AM2 Chantilly Saloon. 


The History and Paperwork

  • V5 present and correct 
  • Registered as a historic vehicle 
  • Tax and MOT exempt 
  • No other documents 

The Condition

  • Resprayed by a previous owner in the original burgundy and black 
  • Original silk mix fabric on door panels and front seats 
  • Seats in very good condition 
  • Original rubber front floor mats featuring Hotchkiss logo 
  • Generally good condition paintwork with some age-related imperfections 
  • Spoked wheels in very good condition 
  • Brightwork presents well 
  • Red patterned fabric interior looks fantastic and is in good condition throughout 
  • Wooden dashboard and door cappings present very well 
  • Rear red carpeting in very good condition 
  • Bodywork in very good condition throughout 
  • Upholstered door cards and all other aspects of the interior present very well 

The Mechanics

  • Engine bay is clean and well-maintained 
  • Modern battery isolation switch installed 
  • The underside of the car including the chassis, suspension and all visible mechanical components present very well and appear to be in excellent condition 
  • The car starts easily and idles well 
  • Steering, handling, and braking are reported to be in good working order 
  • The owner reports a very good driving experience, with the car performing well on the road 
  • The vendor informs us that the following work has been done 
  • Engine has been sensitively reconditioned 
  • Gearbox and rear drivetrain have been refurbished 
  • Upgraded with a Hotchkiss AM80 type water pump for improved cooling 
  • Bypass oil filter and additional oil feed to timing gears 

This sale is subject to the Car & Classic Terms and Conditions. By bidding and/or making an offer, you also agree to the following: 
If the seller is registered as a private seller, consumer rights stemming from EU consumer protection law do not apply. Car & Classic’s return policy applies. 
A non-refundable deposit will be payable if you are the winning bidder at auction or if your offer is accepted, refer to FAQs and T&Cs for details. 
This vehicle is “Sold As Seen”, on an “As Is, Where Is’ basis and without warranty. A full inspection of the vehicle prior to purchase and bidding is recommended. Photos and descriptions are for guidance purposes only. 
✓ VAT is included in the buyer's deposit. VAT may or may not be included in the final bid or offer price, as specified in the listing. 
UK-registered cars and motorbikes on Car & Classic are run through an online HPI check, to verify that they show no insurance database markers for damage or theft, and have no finance owing. 
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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1930
  • Make Hotchkiss
  • Model AM2
  • Colour Dark red
  • Odometer 80,510 Miles
  • Engine size 2500
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Exeter
  • Location Devon
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
10 bids from 4 bidders
  • Ia•••• £11,350 26/04/24
  • eb•••• £10,950 26/04/24
  • Ba•••• £10,700 26/04/24
  • Ia•••• £10,450 26/04/24
  • Ba•••• £10,200 26/04/24
  • Ia•••• £9,750 26/04/24
  • Ba•••• £7,000 25/04/24
  • Cl•••• £6,888 23/04/24
  • Ba•••• £6,000 23/04/24
  • Cl•••• £5,888 19/04/24
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