Davis (automobile)

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For Steam car, see Davis Steam Car. For American microcar builder, see Davis Motor Car.

The Davis was a cyclecar manufactured in Detroit, Michigan by the Davis Cyclecar Company in 1914.[1] The car used a two-cylinder Spacke air-cooled engine, and featured three-speed selective transmission and a double chain drive[1] on a 93 inch wheelbase.[2] The Davis was similar to the French Bedelia (cyclecar) in that the driver sat in the rear seat.[1] The tandem two-seater cost $425, but designer William Norris Davis was unable to secure the capital to undertake production.[2] He moved to the West Coast and joined the Los Angeles Cyclecar Company.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Georgano, Nick (2000). The Beaulieu Encyclopedia of the Automobile. London: Stationery Office. p. 1792. ISBN 0117023191. 
  2. ^ a b Kimes, Beverly Rae (1996). The Standard Catalog of American Cars: 1805-1942. Iola, IA: Krause Publications. p. 1612. ISBN 0873414284. 
  3. ^ "Cyclecar News". Toronto Sunday World. May 31, 1914. Retrieved 6 April 2014.