1912 Metz Model 22
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In 1912, Charles Metz introduced a new Model 22, powered by a 22 horsepower four-cylinder engine. It has a simple friction drive transmission found on the earlier vee-twin cars. The friction drive is operated via a steel disc rotating in one plane which drives a fiber disc operating in a plane 90 degrees to it. The engine turns the steel disc, and the fiber disc turns the drive wheel.
The Model 22 had a 90-inch wheelbase which was kept in drivers control via a two-wheel mechanical braking system.
This example wears an older restoration that remains in good condition in modern times. It has a monocle windshield, gas lamps, and excellent bright-work.
In 2010, this car was offered for sale at the Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey presented by RM Auctions. It was estimated to sell for $200,000-$250,000. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $189,750 including buyer's premium.
By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2010
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