Westcott (automobile)

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The Westcott was an automobile produced in Richmond, Indiana and Springfield, Ohio in the United States between 1909 and 1925. The car company was named for its founder, Burton J. Westcott.

The Westcott was advertised as "The Car with the Longer Life". The Westcott was powered by a Continental Engine, and rode at least two wheelbases, 125 in (3,175 mm) and 118 in (2,997 mm). In 1923, the company released a model named The Closure, which was a touring car with hard panels that could be removed from the sides of the car during the summer months. According to the company, the average lifespan of a Westcott car was 10 years, which was three and a half years higher than the national average.[1]

Production stopped in 1925 as the company was unable to pay debts of $825,000 owed to suppliers of parts used in the cars.[1]

Burton Westcott is also known as a client of architect Frank Lloyd Wright, who designed a Prairie School style house for the Westcott Family in Springfield, Ohio in 1904. Restoration of the Westcott House began in 2004.


  1. ^ a b Kimes, Beverly Rae (1996). The Standard Catalog of American Cars: 1805-1942. Iola, IA: Krause Publications. p. 1612. ISBN 0873414284. 

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