Aerocar (1905 automobile)

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Fatefactory sold
SuccessorHudson Motor Car Company
HeadquartersDetroit, Michigan, United States
Key people
Alexander Malcomson
Henry Ford

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.[1] The air-cooled engine was later replaced by a Reeves water-cooled model.


The Aerocar Company - Detroit, Michigan - 1906

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  1. ^ Automotive Industries, Vol. 12. The Class Journal Co., 1906. 1906. Retrieved August 5, 2011.

Coordinates: 42°21′44″N 83°01′09″W / 42.3622112°N 83.0190635°W / 42.3622112; -83.0190635