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Through the generosity of a donor the Revs institute has gained a 1917 Detroit Electric – Joe Siano

Through the generosity of a donor the Revs institute has gained a 1917 Detroit Electric – Joe Siano

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The Detroit Electric (1907–1939) produced by the Anderson Electric Car Company in Detroit, Michigan. The company built 13,000 electric cars from 1907 to 1939.

The Revs Institute in Naples, Florida — with its extensive archives and more than 100 historically significant vehicles in the Collier Collection — chronicles the automobile with pictures, words and wheels. So it may surprise some that it has only just now acquired its first electric car.

In keeping with the institute’s mission, this one predates the Tesla and the Chevrolet Bolt by a ways — about a century. The car is a 1917 Detroit Electric, built in Detroit by the Anderson Electric Car Company (later the Detroit Electric Car Company). Anderson is generally considered to be the most successful of the first wave of electric car manufacturers.

Read the rest of Joe’s article here

The Revs institute and founder Miles Collier’s history is here

100 years later, Model T is back at Bell McCall

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David Vial stands next to the 1917 Model T his father purchased in 1917 at the local Ford dealership in Hamilton. Vial is wearing the garb of the era, a duster and cap. Jean Schurman photo.

HAMILTON, Mont. – One hundred years ago a 15-year-old boy from Hamilton and his dad purchased a brand new Ford Model T touring car.

The teenager drove that car all over Hamilton.

Today that Model T has been restored to mint condition and remains in the family.

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