Christie (automobile company)

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The Christine Direct Action Motor Company was a car company formed in 1904 and lasted until 1910.[1]


The Christine Company was originally called Christine Iron Works, but the name was changed in 1906. Walter Christie was actually America's first exponent of front-wheel drive.[1] In 1904, he took a four-cylinder, 30 hp racer to Daytona Beach with an early front-wheel drive system. In all, six racers were built, two with 60 hp engines.[1]

Production models[edit]

The Christine Company produced a gran touring car in 1907 with a 50 hp engine costing $6,500 and 2,300 lbs. Also, the company produced a taxi cab.[1]


Walter Christie spent most of his time racing and not promoting his cars. Because of this, the company folded in 1910.


  1. ^ a b c d Kimes, Beverly (1996). standard catalog of American cars1805-1942. Krause Publications.