Detroit Cyclecar

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Detroit Cyclecar Company
Also calledDetroit Cyclecar, Detroit Speedster, Little Detroit Speedster, Saginaw Speedster

The Detroit Cyclecar was a cyclecar manufactured in Detroit, Michigan by the Detroit Cyclecar Company from 1913 to 1914 and Saginaw, Michigan in 1914.[1]


The cyclecar, also marketed as the Detroit Speedster and Little Detroit Speedster, was designed by Ernest Weigold, former engineer for the E.R. Thomas Motor Company, and chief engineer for Herreshoff.[1]

Heavier than most cyclecars at 850 lb (390 kg), it was offered with a four-cylinder water-cooled engine of 91 cu in (1.49 L), costing $375 (equivalent to $11,561 in 2023). The car was a side by side two-seat roadster on a 92-inch wheelbase.[1]

In 1914 the company relocated to Saginaw, Michigan, where A. R. Thomas promoted a new cyclecar company. The car was built at the Brooks Manufacturing Company factory and known as the Saginaw Speedster for a short time.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Kimes, Beverly Rae; Clark Jr., Henry Austin (1996). Standard Catalog of American Cars 1805-1942 (3rd ed.). Krause Publications. ISBN 978-0-87341-428-9.