1909 Thomas Flyer K6-70 Touring / K 179 Vehicle Information
Touring Chassis #: K 179 Engine #: 1675/1667
This 1909 Thomas Flyer was formerly a part of Bill Harrah's Collection and was known as 'Big Red.' This is the same model of Thomas Flyer that participated in, and won, the 1908 New York-to-Paris Race. These cars are powered by a six-cylinder, 72-horsepower engine.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 29, 1912.