1910 Thomas Flyer K6-70

History

The Erwin Ross (E.R.) Thomas Motor Company produced automobiles from 1902 through 1919. Production transpired in Buffalo, New York. The first cars produced by the company appeared in 1903 and were mostly small runabouts with seating for two. The company had begun like so many other auto-manufacturing firms at the time - through a bicycle business. Thomas had been building bicycles for several companies before making the switch to automotive production.

The first E.R. Thomas Motor cars were powered by a vertically-mounted water-cooled straight-three cylinder engine that produced just over 20 horsepower. The engine was mated to a two-speed planetary gearbox.

As times progressed, so did the E.R. Thomas Motor Cars. The Company did much to promote their vehicles and to attract customers, such as painting the cars in bright and attractive colors. The cars became more powerful and elegant and became renowned for their reliability and endurance.

In 1908, an E.R. Thomas Car was entered into 'The Great Race' which ran from New York to Paris. The decision was made at the last minute and there was little time to properly adapt the car for the race. Instead, the company pulled one from the production line and entered it into the race. The race began at New York during the winter and proceeded for San Francisco. The entrants then loaded onto a boat and traveled to Alaska and then Siberia. Once they arrived at Siberia, the race continued.

The Race was actually won in 169 days, and covered 22,000 miles. 13341 miles were actually driven. At the conclusion of the race, ending in Paris, it was an E.R. Thomas in first place, claiming the overall victory.

Demand for the E.R. Thomas Motor cars increased after the heroic victory. In 1911, the company only produced six-cylinder cars. Within a year, the car had entered into receivership and purchased by C.A. Finnegan of the Empire Smelting Company.


By Daniel Vaughan | Sep 2008

1910 Vehicle Profiles

1910 Thomas Flyer K6-70 vehicle information

7-Passenger Touring

Chassis Num: 204

The Thomas Company was founded in Buffalo, NY in 1900 by Edwin Ross Thomas, who had been involved in the railway business. He bought part of the Moribund Globe Cycle Company, and began building bicycles and motorcycles. In 1902, automobile production....[continue reading]

1910 Thomas Flyer K6-70 vehicle information

Flyabout

Chassis Num: 318

By 1910, like so many other automakers, Thomas was fighting for sales. Their 'Around the World' feat had won them notoriety, but by 1910, that reputation was beginning to fade and sales were drying up a little. One source of business was the 'light' ....[continue reading]

1910 Thomas Flyer K6-70 vehicle information

Flyabout

Chassis Num: 818

In the winter of 1908 the French newspaper Le Matin sponsored 'The Great Race,' which began in New York, ran across the country to San Francisco, then went by ship to Alaska before crossing the Bering Strait (either by ship or by the ice route....[continue reading]

1910 Thomas Flyer K6-70 vehicle information

Tourabout

This Thomas Flyer K 6-70 Tourabout is one of the most original Thomas Tourabouts to survive today. During the 1940s and early 1950s the car appeared in several Paramount Pictures movies before it was acquired by the car collector William Harrah. Know....[continue reading]

7-Passenger Touring
Chassis #: 204 
Flyabout
Chassis #: 318 
Flyabout
Chassis #: 818 
Tourabout
 




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Performance and Specification Comparison

Price Comparison

$395-$6,000
1910 Flyer K6-70
$7,500-$16,000
1910 Thomas Flyer K6-70 Price Range: $6,000 - $7,500

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Thomas
1915Ford (501,492)Willys Knight (91,904)Dodge (45,000)
1914Ford (308,162)Overland (48,461)Studebaker (35,374)
1913Ford (168,220)Overland (37,422)Studebaker (31,994)
1912Ford (78,440)Overland (28,572)Buick (19,812)
1911Ford (69,762)Overland (18,745)Maxwell (16,000)
1910Ford (32,053)Buick (30,525)Overland (15,598)
1909Ford (17,771)Buick (14,606)Maxwell (9,460)
1908Ford (10,202)Buick (8,820)Studebaker (8,132)
1907Ford (14,887)Buick (4,641)Maxwell (3,785)
1906Ford (8,729)Cadillac (3,650)Rambler (2,765)
1905Oldsmobile (6,500)Cadillac (4,029)Rambler (3,807)

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