Selling No Reserve
David Harris Collection
Factory rated 40 horsepower car
4 Cylinder engine
Running and Driving
Advertised as “The Car Ahead” with an automatic friction drive system
Built in Pontiac Michigan from 1907 to1915, 1913 was the second year electric start was offered as an option. Most notably, Cartercar’s are known for their unique friction-drive transmission allowing the driver to select any ratio rather than having fixed gear positions. Advertised as with such taglines as "The Car of a Thousand Speeds" and "It's Hard to Improve a Cartercar” helped put this little auto manufacturer to carve out a small but memorable spot in the evolution of the automobile.
It is believed under 50 Cartercar’s exist, most remaining examples are known to be in poor condition. This example was fully restored a number of years ago, yet presents itself very well still today. The paint and bright work are in very good condition. The upholstery, top and appointments are all showing in very good condition. In the past few years the car was treated to a very detailed re-commissioning of its electrical, starting circuits and an in depth refreshing of the drive system. The car runs and drives amazingly well!