Nelson (automobile)

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The Nelson was an automobile built in Detroit, Michigan by the E.A. Nelson Motor Car Company. It was made from 1917 to 1921. The Nelson was designed by Emil A. Nelson, who formerly worked for Oldsmobile, Packard, and Hupmobile. It was designed along European lines and was equipped with a 2.4 liter four-cylinder aero-type engine with overhead cams. The vehicle was built as roadsters and a handful of closed models. The bulk of the company's production was with touring cars. Approximately 350 vehicles were built through the end of 1920, but vehicles were continued to be sold through 1921.


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