Beisel (car)

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The Beisel was a cyclecar manufactured in Monroe, Michigan, by the Beisel Motorette Company in 1914.[1] The Beisel used a four-cylinder water-cooled Prugh 1.5L engine and had a friction transmission connected to the rear wheels by drive belts.[1] The wheelbase was 8 ft (2.4 m), and had a track width of 3 ft 4 in (1,020 mm).[1] The Beisel cost $385. The company had signed a contract with the National United Service Company of Detroit for them to sell the Motorette for two years, but this plan was short-lived.[1] Frank McPhillips, designer of the Beisel, claimed he was being frozen out of the company, and asked for the company to be placed in receivership, which was granted.[1]

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