De Luxe

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The De Luxe was an American automobile manufactured in 1907 by the De Luxe Motor Car Company of Detroit, Michigan Country Life in America, February 1907, p. 456)]. The De Luxe was a high-priced vehicle for its day, retailing for around $5000. De Luxe took over the factory belonging to the Kirk Manufacturing Company, maker of the Yale automobile in Toledo, Ohio, in 1906. Soon after De Luxe moved to a brand new facility on a 15-acre (61,000 m2) site on Clark Street at Jefferson Avenue in Detroit. After producing fewer than 100 cars in 1908, the company was acquired by the E-M-F Company in 1909.[1] The factory was used by E-M-F to build the Flanders 20. E-M-F was acquired by Studebaker in 1910, who continued to produce automobiles in Detroit until its operations were moved to South Bend, Indiana, in the 1920s.

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  1. ^ Staff writers (July 27, 1909), "E-M-F buys De Luxe plant—Will build small car", The Automobile.


  • Bonsall, Thomas E., More Than They Promised: The Studebaker Story
  • Yanik, Anthony J. (2001), The E-M-F Company: the Story of Automotive Pioneers Barney Everitt, William Metzger, and Walter Flanders, Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), ISBN 0-7680-0716-X. (Google Books description page).CS1 maint: postscript (link)

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