Tuesday, July 26, 2011

1907 Tourist Model K

Hi everyone,
Today's car is a real beauty and a relatively new addition to the LeMay Family Collection at Marymount.
Its a 1907 Tourist Model K.

They were built in Los Angeles, CA from 1902 through 1910 by the Auto Vehicle Company. In 1907 under 500 of the Model K's were built.

It features a "two man Bow-legged top" but I am not exactly sure what that means.
Have to look into it.

Here are a few more pictures of this real beauty!





The model K car was the last two cylinder to have the name of Tourist. The car's engine had 20 horsepower and was located under the middle of the driver's seat.


Unfortunately the Auto Vehicle Company was sold to the California Automobile Company which in just five short years would itself shut down.


However, it left behind some beautiful cars including the Model K.


If you happen to know where I could get more information about the this Tourist Model K or any other years of the Model K I would love to hear about it, since I could not locate a great deal on this classic car.

However,  A special note of thanks to the LeMay Family Collection at Marymount for their wealth of information and access to take pictures of  their beautiful vehicles.

'Til next time have a wonderful day everyone!

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