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Cartercar - 1908 Models

⇦ 1907 | 1909 ⇨

The Motorcar Company of Detroit announced that the1908 Cartercar will be identical to the 1907 Cartercar. “It is claimed that because of the great satisfaction given by the latter model in the hands of users and the lack of changes suggested the company does not feel that its previous product can be improved.”.

1908 Model A
(Note that the pictures of the Model A and Model F shown here are as they are in the catalog, but it appears that they were inadvertantly swapped in the printing of the catalog. Compare with the 1907 catalog images.)

1908 Model C

1908 Model D

1908 Model E - Folding Tonneau - Closed and Open

1908 Model F

1908 Model G

Chassis Specifications (all models):

Motor 214 ci – 5-1/2 in Bore, 4-1/2 in Stroke 2 cylinder opposed, 20-24 HP

Wheelbase/Track 96 in Wheelbase

Tires: 30 x 3-1/2

Springs Semi-elliptic, 2 in wide – Front: 40 in long; Rear: 48 in long

Drive Single chain

Axles Tubular – Rear: live axle, 1-1/4 dia with Hyatt roller bearings and Brown-Lipe differential, end thrust carried by ball bearings; Front: large ball bearings in wheel hubs

Brakes Two: Friction transmission reverse and Raymond (band) on rear hub operated by foot lever (“emergency only”)

Gasolene Tank 15 gallons

Standard Equipment 3 oil lamps, tube horn, mats, tire repair kit, dry cell batteries, battery box of pressed steel with tray for small tools on running board. All bodies ironed for tops. Only standard American tires are used.

Extra Equipment Special colors, tops of all styles, gas head lamps, gas tanks or generators, extra tires with covers and holders, speedometers, odometers, clocks, etc.

Guarantee 90 day guarantee


Differences from 1907:

⇦ 1907 | 1909 ⇨

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