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  electric headlights, starter, and horn. There were four forward speeds, an 80 mph (128 km/h) speedometer, and the choice of  wires spoked wood wheels. It had the  radiator just in front of the cowl, behind the engine, the "proper and protected position", according to its ads. The folding top was  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  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  Lozier Light Six Metropolitan started at $3,250, the  Enger 40 and  Ford Model F were $2000, the FAL $1750, the  Cole 30 and Colt Runabout $1500, the high-volume  Oldsmobile Runabout went for $650,  Western's Gale Model A was $500, a  Black could be as low as $375, and the  Success hit the amazingly low $250. 
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. 
^ 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.
Sources [ edit ]
Treasury of Early American Automobiles, 1877-1925. New York: Bonanza Books, 1950.
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