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1927 Kissel 8-75

History

The Kissel brothers lived in the town of Hartford, Wisconsin where they made their living by creating engines and farm equipment. In 1906 they shifted their priorities to the evolving automobile market and created the Kissel Motor Company. The company was owned by Louis Kissel and his two sons, William and George. In 1907 their first vehicle, the Kissel Kar, went on sale. It was powered by a four-cylinder engine that produced 35 horsepower. The engine was water-cooled and L-head configuration. In 1909 a six-cylinder engine was introduced and by 1913 electric starters had been adapted to their line of vehicles. In 1917 a Double Six V-12 became available. Many of the Kissel cars used the Warner 4-speed selective sliding gear transmission. Solid rubber tires with wood spokes were not uncommon on the Kissel Kars.

Another famous Kissel car was the All-Year featuring a removable hardtop, glass windows, and curtains. Among its innovations was the illuminated instrument panel, the technology they claimed to have created.

Throughout the years the company had its share of ups and downs. The reputation and prosperity of the company was founded on quality, durability, advanced design, outstanding performance, and dependability. They were able to maintain this reputation because they were a low production company. With the onset of World War I, the name Kar was dropped from the line-up because of resemblance to German words. The company and its 1400 workers once again switched priority to producing trucks for the Army.

The Great Depression was responsible for the demise of the Kissel Automobile Company. In 1935 the company was reorganized and named Kissel Industries where they produced motors for Sears, Roebuck, and Company. In 1942 George Kissel passed away and the company was sold to West Bend Aluminum Company.


By Daniel Vaughan | Jul 2009

1927 Vehicle Profiles

1927 Kissel 8-75 vehicle information

Enclosed Speedster

Kissels were built in Hartford, WI, between 1908 and 1931. Amelia Earhart, Al Jolson, Jack Dempsey and Fatty Arbuckle all drove Kissels. This car was owned and restored by tire manufacturer Tom Lester. Marketed as 'The Custom Car,' each Kissel was....[continue reading]

1927 Kissel 8-75 vehicle information

Enclosed Speedster

Louis Kissel and his sons, George and William formed the Kissel Motor Company of Hartford, Wisconsin in 1906. Their vehicles were custom-designed, hand-built of varying kinds that included fire trucks, hearses, taxicabs, automobiles, and utility vehi....[continue reading]

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Performance and Specification Comparison

Price Comparison

1927 Kissel 8-75
$33,495-$66,000
1927 Kissel 8-75 Price Range: $2,085 - $33,495

Model 75

Year
Production
Wheelbase
Engine
Prices
131.00 in.
8 cyl., 287.85 CID., 32.60hp
$1,985 - $3,585
131.00 in.
8 cyl., 287.85 CID., 71.00hp
$1,985 - $3,585
131.00 in.
8 cyl., 287.85 CID., 71.00hp
$2,085 - $33,495

Industry Production

#1#2#3Kissel
1932Chevrolet (313,404)Ford (210,824)Plymouth (186,106)
1931Chevrolet (619,554)Ford (615,455)Buick (138,965)
1930Ford (1,140,710)Chevrolet (640,980)Buick (181,743)16
1929Ford (1,507,132)Chevrolet (1,328,605)Buick (196,104)681
1928Chevrolet (1,193,212)Ford (607,592)Willys Knight (231,360)868
1927Chevrolet (1,001,820)Ford (367,213)Buick (255,160)1,147
1926Ford (1,669,847)Chevrolet (547,724)Buick (266,753)1,972
1925Ford (1,669,847)Chevrolet (306,479)Dodge (201,000)1,406
1924Ford (1,922,048)Chevrolet (264,868)Dodge (193,861)898
1923Ford (1,831,128)Chevrolet (323,182)Buick (210,572)1,127
1922Ford (1,147,028)Dodge (152,673)Chevrolet (138,932)561

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