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HOTCHKISS 686GS

Roadster, 2-door sports saloon, fixed-head coupé.

The hairy one, with two pre-war Monte Carlo Rallies under its belt. Various carburettors set-ups all give 125-130mph, a short 110ins wheelbase won't accommodate anything bigger than two plus two bodywork, and unlike most of its rivals it's still got beam axles at either end. Styling and mechanical changes as for 680/686; most have 16ins pressed steel wheels, though wires have been seen. On a weight of 3050lbs it'll run close to the ton. Roadsters in '36 only, and rare even then.

Technical Specifications

Engine:
3485cc (S6 OHV) 
Configuration:
Front engine, rear-wheel drive 
Production dates:
1936 to 1939  
Number produced:
n/a