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1907 The Hillman Coatalen Motor Car Company was founded by William Hillman with Louis Coatalen (who joined from Humber) as designer and chief engineer. The first cars were large ones, featuring a 9.76 litre 6 cylinder engine or a 6.4 litre four.
1908 Built their first car to compete in the Tourist Trophy Race
1908 August. Details of the 12-15hp car.