1905 Cadillac Model E news, pictures, specifications, and information
The Cadillac Model E was introduced in January of 1905. It's small, 74-inch wheelbase placed it between the Model C and the Model B and F. The one-cylinder engine produced just under 10 horsepower, which was adequate to carry the 1100 lb Runabout vehicle at comfortable speed. The Model E came in a different bodystyles, with seating for two or four.
The 1.6-liter engine was the same that could be found in Cadillac's other vehicles of the era. The cylinder was horizontal, pointing rearward, and cast from iron. It had a bore and stroke that measured 5-inches. It utilized a patented variable-lift intake valve licensed from Alanson P. Brush.
By Daniel Vaughan | Jul 2007
Cadillac founder, Henry Leland, developed his skills as a fine machinist under firearm manufacturer, Samuel Colt. He moved to Detroit in 1890 to produce precision gears and was soon making steam engines for street cars. After developing the gas engine for the 1901 Curved Dash Olds, he attracted a group of financial backers who partnered wîth him to form the Cadillac Motor Company, named for the French explorer who had discovered Detroit in the early 18th Century. Cadillac pioneered the interchangeability of parts prior to Ford's assembly line. Its cars won many awards, leading to the advertising slogan, 'Standard of the World.'Source - AACA Museum
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