Daniels Motor Company

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Daniels Motor Company was a pioneer brass era American automobile company, founded in 1916 by George E. Daniels[1] (formerly of GM) in Reading, Pennsylvania.[2]

With custom coachwork, the Daniels was a bespoke car, built to order, offering a proprietary narrow-angle V8 as standard equipment, for a price (in 1922) of US$7,450.[3]

By contrast, the 1913 Lozier Big Six limousines and landaulettes were US$6,500, tourers and roadsters US$5,000; the Lozier Light Six Metropolitan tourer and runabout started at US$3,250;[4] Americans ran from US$525 down to US$4250;[5] the Enger 40 was US$2000,[6] the FAL US$1750,[6] the Oakland 40 US$1600,[7] and both the Cole 30 US$1500,[6] and Colt Runabout were US$1500.[8] Below that, presumably, a Daniels customer would not have looked.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Kimes, Beverly (1996). standard catalog of American Cars 1805-1942. Krause publications. ISBN 0-87341-428-4. 
  2. ^ Clymer, Floyd. Treasury of Early American Automobiles, 1877-1925 (New York: Bonanza Books, 1950), p.161.
  3. ^ Clymer, p.161.
  4. ^ Clymer, p.111.
  5. ^ Clymer, p.91.
  6. ^ a b c Clymer, p.104.
  7. ^ Clymer, p.84.
  8. ^ Clymer, p.63.

Sources[edit]

  • Clymer, Floyd. Treasury of Early American Automobiles, 1877-1925. New York: Bonanza Books, 1950.