FEATURE CAR: OCTOBER 2020

 1905 CADILLAC

$2600

Owned by Scott Phillips, Tulsa, OK

The first Cadillac automobiles were the 1903 Model built in the last quarter of 1902. These were 2-seater “horseless carriages” powered by a reliable and sturdy 10 hp (7 kW) single-cylinder engine developed by Henry Martyn Leland and built by Leland and Faulconer Manufacturing Company of Detroit, of which Henry Leland was founder, vice-president and general manager.

 

The Model E was released in January, 1905. It was a featherweight 1,100 lb (500 kg) runabout model with seating for two, priced at $750. It used a 

74 in (1,900 mm) wheelbase, splitting the difference between the C and the B/F.  There was no detachable tonneau available to make it a four-seater. The arched front axle was tubular. The axle was given a truss, and added mid-year was a rocker shaft between it and the spring. Single cylinder 98.2 cu. inch engine with an advertised output of 9 horsepower.

 

The planetary transmission which had balanced linkage on its bands provided two speeds and reverse. Drive was taken to the back axle by chain.

13 Sahoma Lake Road. Sapulpa, OK 74066
918.216.1171
OPEN TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY
 10 AM TILL 4 PM
OPEN SUNDAYS FROM NOON TILL 4 PM
$6.50 PER PERSON – INCLUDES TAX

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