Founded by cabinet maker Jacques Saoutchik (born Iakov Savtchuk in Russian Empire in 1880), Saoutchik was a French coachbuilding company founded in 1906. In the 1930s, the company became well known for their often extravagant automobile designs for high end luxury car manufacturers. After Jacques died in 1955, the company passed into the hands of his son Pierre. With most of the well known French luxury car manufacturers going out of business and independent automotive coachbuilding as an industry in decline, the market for Saoutchik designs evaporated and the company ceased trading in 1955.[1]

The company was known for designing flamboyant and expensive automobile bodies for brands such as Bugatti, Delahaye, Pegaso, Hispano-Suiza and others.

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  1. ^ "Coachbuilders from past to present: Saoutchik". Coachbuild.com. Retrieved 2010-10-19.

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