Kurtz Automatic (Kurtz Motor Car Company)
Kurtz Motor Car Company was an American manufacturer of automobiles in the 1920s.
Cyrus B. Kurtz had developed a preselector gearbox . In the summer of 1920 he founded the company for vehicle production.In Cleveland , Ohio . The production started in the same year. The brand name was Kurtz Automatic . By 1922 the production amounted to 600 vehicles. 1925 ended vehicle production.
Customers of there selector gearbox were Apperson Brothers Automobile Company and Haynes Automobile Company .
Most of the vehicles had a six-cylinder engine of Herschell-Spillman . From 1920 to 1922, the Model A . Here the engine made 55 hp . The chassis had 310 cm wheelbase . The choice was between touring car with five seats, Roadster with two seats, coupe with three seats, a sporty sedan with four seats and another sedan with five seats.
1923 was followed by the Model 65 . The engine power was now given with 75 hp. The wheelbase was still 310 cm. There are five and seven-seater touring cars, a two-seater roadster, a four-seat brougham and a five-seat sedan.
In 1924 only the superstructures changed. The five-seat touring car and the two-seat roadster were taken. New were a two- and a four-door sedan with five seats and another saloon with seven seats.
For 1925, a new model was announced, of which, however, only three emerged. An eight-cylinder engine from Lycoming propelled the vehicles. The wheelbase was 353 cm. Now with four-wheel brakes.