The Cotton Body Company of Concord, New Hampshire produced
custom-built suburban bodies for regional automobile dealers. Its most
popular model was the Beverly Suburban which was featured in a 1924 magazine
article. Mounted on a Maxwell
chassis, the estate car featured an unusual A-pillar and a forward extended
roofline which sloped forward creating a built-in sun visor. Another unusual
Cotton trademark was their alligator-patterned leatherette which was used on
the seats, side panels and interestingly the cowl.
Concord was also the home of Abbot-Downing, makers of the world famous Concord Coach, the finest stagecoaches that
traversed the country in the mid-to-late 1800s. Abbot-Downing also manufactured commercial vehicle bodies and
Concord trucks up until 1933.
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