Day (automobile)

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The Day Utility was an automobile manufactured in Detroit, Michigan by the Day Automobile Company from 1911 to 1914. The Day used a four-cylinder, 30 horsepower (22 kW) engine and shaft drive. Removal of the rear seat and doors allowed the car to be converted from a five-seater touring car to a light truck in one minute. As a truck, the Day was able to carry up to 1,000 lb (450 kg) in a 36-inch (910 mm) by 96-inch (2,400 mm) cargo space. The rear seat could be lifted away by triggering two spring locks. The Day had an advertised price of $950US.

Year Engine HP Wheelbase
1911 4-cylinder[1] 21 100 in (2,540 mm)
1912 4-cylinder 26[1] 110 in (2,794 mm)
1913 4-cylinder 33 115 in (2,921 mm) [1]


  1. ^ a b c Kimes, Beverly (1996). standard catalog of American Cars 1805-1942. Krause publications. ISBN 0-87341-428-4.
  • G.N. Georgano (1968). The Complete Encyclopedia of Motorcars, 1885 to Present. ISBN 0-525-08351-0.
  • Day Utility advertisement in Elbert Hubbard, ed. (1911). "Philistine: A Periodical of Protest, June 1901 to November 1901". Cite journal requires |journal= (help)