1901 Crestmobile Motor Carriage

1901 Crestmobile Motor Carriage 1901 Crestmobile Motor Carriage 1901 Crestmobile Motor Carriage
Runabout
Built by Crest Mfg. Company of Cambridge, MA, the Crestmobile 'Doctor's Runabout' is powered by a single-cylinder vertical air-cooled engine. The engine is attached directly to the front axle. A tubular chassis with axle-to-axle reach rods carries the transmission, belt-driven from the engine. Power is taken to the rear axle by chain to a central differential. The steering tiller is mounted to the right of the driver's seat. The Crestmobile has 3.5 horsepower, and a maximum speed of about 12 mph. The car weighs about 550 pounds, and cost $600 new. The Crest Mfg Company eventually became Chrysler Motor Corporation. This car was restored in the 1980s by Donald Hess.

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1901 Motor Carriage
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1901 Crestmobile Motor Carriage Price Range: $550 - $650

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1899Columbia (387)Locomobile (337)Winton (106)
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