Production of the Thomas Flyer peaked in 1906 and fell to only 913 units in 1910 when staff salaries were reduced. E.R. Thomas, himself never learned to drive a car, sold his interest in the company. The new company was too late to save Thomas and went into receivership on August 29th of 1912.
Sales literature claimed the 1909 Thomas was the most powerful, complete and luxurious stock car made. Superiority was not due to any single item but a result of attention to every detail that earned its rank as the world's most perfect car. Thomas offered four lines in 1909 and the K 6-70 was the largest.
The engine is a 784 cubic inch, 6-cylinder, developing 70 horsepower with 5 and 1/2 inch bore and 5 and 1/2 inch stroke.
The factory price in 1909 was $6,000.