Chalmers Thirty Pony Tonneau – 1911

Chalmers Thirty Pony Tonneau - 1911


Chalmers Thirty Pony Tonneau – 1911


Marca : Chalmers
Modello : Model 30
Versione : Pony Tonneau
Anno : 1911
Telaio N. : 140
Esemplari prodotti : —
Motore : 4 cilindri in linea
Cilindrata : 226.2 cu. in.
Distribuzione : SV
Valvole Cilindro : 2
Alimentazione : 1 carb.
Potenza : 30 HP
Top speed Km/h : —


Auction Result
2016 – Hersey – RM Sotheby’s – $ 71.500


Chalmers Thirty Pony Tonneau - 1911

In 1908, National Cash Register magnate Hugh Chalmers bought out the interests of E.R. Thomas in the Thomas–Detroit automobile company and renamed the firm Chalmers–Detroit; in 1911, it was changed simply to Chalmers. The company flourished in the next decade by producing an automobile that was quick, light, and mechanically sophisticated, as well as offering great value for the money. They encouraged a sporty reputation for their automobiles by sponsoring baseball’s Chalmers Award, an early version of the American League Most Valuable Player Award, awarded from 1911 to 1914 (Ty Cobb won the first).

Chalmers Thirty Pony Tonneau - 1911

The four-cylinder Chalmers Thirty was well-proven in period contests, most prominently in the 1910 Glidden Tour, a grueling 2,851-mile event, which it won; it was the first car priced under $4,000 (a small fortune at the time) to conquer the Glidden. The following year, the model was updated with a redesigned dashboard, running boards, and radiator emblem, as well as the inclusion of rear doors on all body styles and modern torque-tube drive, replacing the earlier open driveline with U-joints.

Chalmers Thirty Pony Tonneau - 1911

 

Chalmers Thirty Pony Tonneau - 1911

 

Chalmers Thirty Pony Tonneau - 1911

 

Chalmers Thirty Pony Tonneau - 1911

 

Chalmers Thirty Pony Tonneau - 1911

 

Chalmers Thirty Pony Tonneau - 1911

 

Chalmers Thirty Pony Tonneau - 1911

 

Chalmers Thirty Pony Tonneau - 1911

 

Chalmers Thirty Pony Tonneau - 1911

 

Chalmers Thirty Pony Tonneau - 1911

 

Chalmers Thirty Pony Tonneau - 1911

 

Chalmers Thirty Pony Tonneau - 1911

 

Chalmers Thirty Pony Tonneau - 1911

 

Chalmers Thirty Pony Tonneau - 1911

 

Chalmers Thirty Pony Tonneau - 1911

 

Chalmers Thirty Pony Tonneau - 1911

 

Chalmers Thirty Pony Tonneau - 1911

 

Chalmers Thirty Pony Tonneau - 1911

 

Chalmers Thirty Pony Tonneau - 1911

 

Chalmers Thirty Pony Tonneau - 1911


 

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