1911 Cole Series 30 Model L news, pictures, and information
In 1904, he purchased a carriage company and renamed it to the Cole Carriage Company. By 1908, the company had entered into automobile production. The following year, they had produced 176 vehicles. The year after, there were 1860 units built. Their best year was in 1917, when 4193 examples were built. Most of the years, production hovered around 1,000 - 3,000 vehicles.
The Cole Series 30 was very successful in racing. Bill Endicott drove a car to an overall victory at the 24 Hour race at Brighton Beach, New York.
The company's operations were in Indianapolis, Indiana. Among their achievements, they provided the first automobile to a US president - President William Taft in 1910.
By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2008
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