Aerocar (1905 automobile)
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|Successor||Hudson Motor Car Company|
|Headquarters||Detroit, Michigan, United States|
The Aerocar was an American automobile built from 1905 to 1908 in Detroit, Michigan. Backed by Henry Ford's former partner, coal merchant Alexander Malcomson, the short-lived company offered an air-cooled 24 hp (18 kW) four-cylinder luxury car which sold for $2800.
The factory was sold to Hudson Motor Car Company.
In 1906, the Model A was powered by a Reeves 24-horsepower, four-cylinder, air-cooled engine. It came with a "Standard Extension Black Top" and two gas headlights as well as "Full Oil Lamp Equipment." The automobile had a Prest-o-Lite tank, Hartford shock absorbers, Gabriel horn and a speedometer. It also came with an extra tire and inner tube in a waterproof case with attaching irons, robe-rail and a footrest in Tonneau. A toolbox with full equipment was attached to the exterior running board. The machine cost $2,800. The air-cooled engine was later replaced by a Reeves water-cooled model.
- Automotive Industries, Vol. 12. The Class Journal Co., 1906. 1906. Retrieved August 5, 2011.