|Location||Hermiston, Oregon US map|
|Vehicle||1918 Detroit Model 74 (Dual control) |
Of the 1,139 total vehicles made in 1918, This is the only know 1918 Detroit Electric Model 74 Dual control remaining. For sale for $34,900
|Motor|| Series Wound DC|
260 pound 4.85 hp electric motor
Built by Anderson Electric Automobile Co.
|Drivetrain||Has two levers that control the vehicle- the one tiller is for steering and the other operates the mechanical controller for speed and direction control|
The short lever controls the electric power or current and is held in the left hand. It is pushed through five notches. On number 1 the wheels hardly turn and on number 5 it is at full speed.
|Batteries||14 Trojan T-105, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded|
|System Voltage||84 Volts|
|Charger||Quick Charge |
84 volt 13 amp
|Heater||Coal burning heater made by Clark|
|Instrumentation||Instrument on the dash panel is a battery power indicator (ampere hour meter) made by the Sangama Electric Company of Springfield, Illinois|
|Top Speed||23 MPH (37 KPH)|
With mechanical brakes to the rear wheels and electrical brakes to the motor one would not want to go any faster.
|Acceleration||0-23 mph down hill in about 30 seconds|
|Range||75 Miles (120 Kilometers)|
|Seating Capacity||two single seats forward and bench seat which will hold 3 thin adults|
|Curb Weight||3,500 Pounds (1,590 Kilograms)|
Being over 7 foot 4 inches tall and a lot of battery weight the ride is smooth with the leaf springs
4 1/2 X 34
|Additional Features||Between 1906 and 1939 over 12,300 cars and 575 trucks were produced under the Detroit Electric name in Detroit, Michigan. From 1906 they were made by the Anderson Carriage Co., from 1911 by the Anderson Electric Car Co., from 1919 the Detroit Electric Car Co., and from 1933 until 1939 the Detroit Electric Vehicle Manufacturing Co. |
Both Henry Ford and Thomas Edison purchased three Detroit Electric cars each.
|The work to bring this Detroit Electric back to life was done at Storage Battery Systems, Inc. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. They have been in the Battery Business since 1915 and still retain on staff a expert on antique Electric vehicles service and repair. From work on the old style brakes to fixing the reversing switches or rebuilding mechanical controllers they will will do a good job in putting the old Electrics back on the road. 262-703-5800|