1912 Crane Model 3 at Amelia Island 2012 by gswetsky, via Flickr. Crane Motor Company of Bayonne, New Jersey made cars from 1912-1915 and was a successor to Crane & Whitman Automobile Works which went out of business in 1908. Crane merged w/ Simplex Motor Co. in 1915. This car is a rare example as few exist. It has a 6 cyl. 48 h.p. engine. The expensive chassis was built to be covered w/ custom coachwork, usually Brewster. The total cost of this car was 15,000 in 1912!
1899 Peugeot 3CV Two-Seater Peugeot is one of, if not the, oldest operating automobile manufacturers in the world. They go back to 1810, when they produced coffee mills. They started building cars in 1890 & Armand Peugeot left the family company in 1896 to found the auto company known today. Peugeot designated this the Type 26 – decades after it was built (like they went back and gave their early nameless models official names). It was new for 1899 and uses a rear-mounted flat-twin.
My gawd! I wish the original pinner left details. Beautiful piece of moving art. I think I played with one of these when I was little...Matchbox cars, and yes, I had a lot of them and I had race car tracks built.