The American coach builder Gustav A. Schacht built his first car in 1904. It was a high-wheeler; the high wheels were very functional at that time because there were almost no roads in rural areas. At least such a car did not sink into the mud up to its axles. The first cars were powered by a water-cooled, two-cylinder engine which delivered 10 bhp, but larger models soon followed. In 1910, the first car with normal wheels was built. In 1913, the factory switched to the production of trucks. Up to that point in time, the factory had sold approximately 8,000 passenger cars.
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