1911 CarterCar Model L news, pictures, and information
Chassis Num: 7120
|Sold for $47,300 at 2010 RM Auctions.|
By 1902, Carter had invented a three-cylinder 6 horsepower steam engine that he patented. Having created a successful product, he persuaded Jackson residents George A. Matthews and Charles Lewis to help him with automobile production. Matthews was the owner of the Fuller Buggy Company and had ties to the Jackson City Bank, while Mr. Lewis was the president of Lewis Spring and Axle Company and the director of Union Bank in Jackson. Soon, the Jackson Automobile Company was incorporated and began producing both gasoline and steam powered vehicles.
A short time after incorporating and starting the business, Carter left the company due to a disagreement with his partners. He had an idea for a friction-drive that he was unable to convince his partners to pursue. Instead, he left the company and formed the Motorcar Company in Jackson, but soon relocated to Detroit after receiving financial backing there. Two years later, the company's name was changed to Cartercar Company, and again relocated to another location - the Pontiac Spring & Wagon Works in Pontiac.
Sales were strong and continued to improve year-after-year, until tragically, Byron Carter died in April of 1908 at the age of 44 due to pneumonia. On October 26th of 1909, the Cartercar Company was purchased by William Crapo Durant. The Cartercar would last through 1915.
This example wears an older restoration that still shows well in modern times. It is powered by a 255.6 cubic-inch L-head four-cylinder engine that produces around 35 horsepower. There is a friction transmission and two-wheel mechanical brakes.
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 $20,000-$30,000 and offered without reserve. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $47,300 including buyer's premium.
By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2010
|Created For the Urban World, All-New Ford EcoSport Embarks On Its Journey in India|
|•The all-new Ford EcoSport marries the manoeuvrability and fuel economy of a compact car with the practicality and robustness of an SUV in a contemporary and stylish package •Ford EcoSport offers a high driving position, superior water-wading capability and an array of smart features such as the segment-first Ford SYNC® connectivity system, making it the perfect vehicle for city driving and out-of-town exploring •Ford EcoSport will be the first vehicle in India to feature the patented 1.0L E...[Read more...]|
|1911 Jackson 50HP|
|1909 Washington Model A1|
|Similarly Priced Vehicles from 1911|
|Cole Series 30 Model L ($1,600-$1,600)|
|Hudson Model 33 ($1,255-$1,665)|
|Chalmers Model 30 ($1,500-$3,000)|
Average Auction Sale: $47,300
|Other models by CarterCar|
|Related Articles and Event Coverage|
|RM Auctions - Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey|