Colt Runabout company
American Automotive manufacturer Yonkers, New York, USA From 1907
The Colt Runabout was an American brass era automobile, built in Yonkers, New York, in 1907 by William Mason Turner.
It was a two-seater, with the long hood and short tail (where a pair of spare tires were mounted) characteristic of the period, and weighing in at only 1800 lb (816 kg).
It was priced at US$1500, compared to US$650 for the high-volume Oldsmobile Runabout and the 2-seat Ford Model C "Doctor's Car" at US$850,but below the US$1600 of the Oakland 40 and well below even American's lowest-price model, which was US$4250 (its highest was US$5250).
The Runabout's 477 in3 (7819 cc) (4.5×5-inch, 114×127 mm) six-cylinder produced 40 hp (30 kW), and Colt claimed the car would hit 60 mph (100 km/h), a considerable feat in 1907.
|Engine||six-cylinder gasoline Bore 4 inch|
|Wheelbase||105 in (2,667 mm)|