|1909 Model 30|
1910 EMF Model 30 news, pictures, and information
The E.M.F. Company was formed by Byron Everitt, Wm. Metzger and Walter Flanders. Everitt had been a successful automobile body manufacturer, Metzger had been one of the leading salesman during the first year of Cadillac, and Flanders had learned to build cars efficiently while being Henry Ford's production manager.
The three partners founded their company in late 1908 and were building cars on Piquette Avenue in downtown Detroit, directly opposite of Henry Ford's famous Piquette Avenue plant where the first Model T was developed and the earliest Fords were built until 1910.
The E.M.F. soon garnered the reputation of being a high quality, reliable automobile with a thirty horsepower engine and a rear mounted, three-speed transaxle transmission. The vehicles were built from 1908 until 1912 when the company was sold to Studebaker Motors.
The initials E.M.F. quickly became the recipient of many jokes ranging from 'Every Mechanical Failure' to 'Every Mistress's Favorite' despite the fact that the E.M.F. was one of the best selling and affordable cars of the period.
Chassis Num: 16407
The L-head four-cylinder engine displaces 226.2 cubic-inches and produces 30 horsepower. There is a solid front axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs along with two-wheel mechanical brakes.
In 2010, this Speedster was offered for sale at the Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey auction presented by RM Auctions. The car was estimated to sell for $10,000 - $20,000 and offered without reserve. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $24,200 including buyer's premium.
By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2010
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