Nielson (automobile)

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Nielson Motor Car Company
TypeAutomobile manufacturer
Founded1906; 117 years ago (1906)
FounderE. A. Nielson
Defunct1907; 116 years ago (1907)
HeadquartersDetroit, Michigan,

The Nielson was an automobile built in Detroit, Michigan by the Nielson Motor Car Company in 1907.


The Nielson was built as a two-seater runabout equipped with a single-cylinder 12 hp air-cooled engine. The engine was located behind the seat, and was equipped with a friction transmission and double-chain drive. The vehicle was priced at $800, equivalent to $26,056 in 2022. E. A .Nielson drove his runabout to New York City and displayed it at the Selzer Garage.[1]

Automotive historians have speculated that E .A. Nielson may have been Emil A. Nelson who had previously worked for Packard and who would do design work for Hupmobile beginning in 1908.[1]


  1. ^ a b 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.