Keeton Motor Company was a pioneer brass era automobile maker based in Detroit, Michigan.
Keeton's 1913 "48" was a six-cylinder five-passenger
tourer with left-hand steering, 12½ in (31.75 cm)-diameter [1 ] electric headlights, starter, and horn. There were four forward speeds, an 80 mph (128 km/h) speedometer, and the choice of [2 ] wires spoked wood wheels. It had the [2 ] radiator just in front of the cowl, behind the engine, the "proper and protected position", according to its ads. The folding top was [2 ] mohair and the windshield folded. Like most cars of the era, it came standard with a tool kit, which in this case included an electric [2 ] trouble light, tire iron, pump, jack, and tire patch. It sold at US$2750, at a time when American's lowest-price model was $4250, the [3 ] Lozier Light Six Metropolitan started at $3,250, the [4 ] Enger 40 and [5 ] Ford Model F were $2000, the FAL $1750, the [5 ] Cole 30 and Colt Runabout $1500, the high-volume [6 ] Oldsmobile Runabout went for $650, [7 ] Western's Gale Model A was $500, a [8 ] Black could be as low as $375, and the [9 ] Success hit the amazingly low $250. [7 ]
Keeton also offered the five-seat Riverside Tourer and Meadowbrook
Roadster at $2750, the Tuxedo Coupé at $3000, with a chassis price (suitable for custom coachwork, typical of the likes of Rolls-Royce or Duesenberg at the time) of $2250. [7 ]
^ Clymer, Floyd. Treasury of Early American Automobiles, 1877-1925 (New York: Bonanza Books, 1950), p.131.
^ a b c d Clymer, p.131.
^ Clymer, p.91.
^ Clymer, p.111.
^ a b Clymer, p.104.
^ Clymer, pp.63 & 104.
^ a b c Clymer, p.32.
^ Clymer, p.51.
^ Clymer, p.61.
Treasury of Early American Automobiles, 1877-1925. New York: Bonanza Books, 1950.
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