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marque

PATHFINDER

modèle

Series XIII

finitions

A Touring

année

1 9 1 3

quantité/prix

/ $1875

carrosserie

torpédo 5 places

moteur/boite

4cyl - 40cv

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  • photos :de KRUSE qui est chargé de la vente (prix de départ $50.000)

HISTORIQUE DE LA MARQUE PATHFINDER 1912/1917
  • 1909 : David M Parry crée la "Parry Auto Company" à Indianapolis après avoir fabriqué de nombreux chariots mais aussi un véhicule à moteur en 1892
  • 1910 : création d'une nouvelle société, la "Motor Car Manufacturing Company"; pourquoi ce nom? Parce qu'il n'avait pas la moindre idée du nom à donner à la production. En attendant donc il fabrique des <<Parry>> model 35 et model 40, moteur 4 cylindres développant autant de chevaux. On estime la production annuelle à... 5000 voitures. Pendant ce temps ses frères produisaient la Comet Cyclecar toujours à Indianapolis
  • 1911 : poursuite de la production sous le nom de <<New Parry>>
  • 1912 : pour fabriquer la Pathfinder, David s'est associé à d'autres hommes et leurs capitaux; sortie de la <<Pathfinder Series XII>> en model A, B, C à $1750 et D ou Martina Washington Coach à $2250, tous à 4cyl de 40cv. Ces voitures se sont particulièrement bien comportées en Angleterre en remportant par exemple le "London's land". E.M. Pierce (voir Pierce Arrow) aimait cette voiture, d'ailleurs il a parcouru plus de 16000km aux Etats Unis sans encombre
  • 1913 : poursuite de la gamme avec une légère augmentation de prix; et model E (cruiser) et F (wagon)
  • 1914 : retour à la gamme de 1913. Sortie du <<model Six Leather Stock Touring>> de 41cv
  • 1915 : le fondateur David, meurt. Le modèle 6 cylindres se dédouble en 34 ou 41cv et portant la même dénomination <<Series VII>> et apportant souplesse, absence de vibrations et bruit moindre
  • 1916 : arrivée d'un modèle 12 cylindres développant 60cv appelé <<Pathfinder Twelve>> sous LaSalle Touring ($2750), Cloverleaf Roadster ($2900) et Berline Limousine ($4250). En compétition et pendant 4921Miles un exemplaire a parcouru 10,2Miles avec un gallon en moyenne
  • 1917 : seuls les modèles <<Twelve>> sont reconduits mais la guerre handicape la production et on parlait alors d'une association avec Empire. En décembre les locaux furent vendus et transformés en fabrique de cirage!

CE QU'EN DIT LE VENDEUR
  • 1913 PATHFINDER TOURING CAR
  • The Motor Car Manufacturing Company in Indianapolis, IN built the Pathfinder. The Pathfinder was produced from 1912 to 1917. The Pathfinder was available in six different body styles: Touring Car, Phaeton, Armored Roadster, Martha Washington Coach, Cruiser, and Delivery Wagon. In 1913, nine different options were made available to the public. Four of the nine options were available for the Touring Car. This particular Pathfinder was built with option number one. Option number one was complete with full electric equipment including five lamps, dynamo, electric self-starter, storage battery, ammeter, silk mohair top, storm curtains, top boot, Bair auto top holder, rain vision, and ventilating windshield, Stewart and Clark speedometer B, robe rail, foot rest, horn, complete set of tools, including pump, jack and tire repair outfit, extra demountable rim and carrier in rear. Option number one sold for $2185 in 1913.
  • The Pathfinder is model #40, factory #1331, engine #8309, and serial number 207709. The engine consists of four cylinders and produces 27.3 horsepower. The odometer reads 11,495.2 original miles, but was never set back during restoration for authenticity purposes. All numbers match on this car. After restoration, there might be 10 miles on the vehicle. This car has been trailered to all events attended.
  • Clark and Laura Rice purchased this Pathfinder in 1913. Their son, Earl B. Rice inherited the Pathfinder. Earl B. Rice used the car daily on the family farm up until May of 1983. At this time, Earl decided to take the car to Memoryville, USA in Rolla, Missouri for a complete restoration by George L. Carney. All brass and nickel trim was re-plated to better than new condition, all wood was restored to duplicate original finish, and all interior was sewn with true leather material. The body and drive train were removed for refinishing also. (Owners have all documentation for verification of restoration.) This Pathfinder has been in the family for 90 years and is still owned by the family at this time. The Earl B. Rice family believes that at this time, someone would better appreciate this rare automobile with an interest in such a collectable automobile.
  • Per Kruse International condition codes, the Earl B. Rice family rated this Pathfinder between seventy and eighty. Seventy being very good as a nice complete car with old restoration and eighty being fine and completely operable and older restoration. Between seventy and eighty because there are fine belt-buckle scratches on the driver's side front fender from the car being maintenanced. The driver's side door and driver's side passenger door have spots where paint is popping off at creases of door line due to being subjected to Midwest weather of hot and cold temperature changes. The gas tank has rusted through due to condensation build up in gas tank over series of years of storage. The vehicle doesn't run at this time but will run if some time is spent getting carburetor rebuilt and gas tank fixed
  • Included in the sale of the 1913 Pathfinder is a 1983 Lil Cat custom built car trailer. The trailer is 28 feet long and 9 feet tall. There is a wind-splitter on the front of the trailer and an electric winch on the inside of the trailer.

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