Friday, June 24, 2011

Not a truck..........

Ever heard of a Lewis automobile? Built in Racine, Wisconsin for a brief time from 1913 to 1916, the 135 inch wheelbase 60 hp, 6 cylinder Lewis Touring Car, was "Monarch of the Road" according to advertising.

The car still survivies in part because it had a poorly designed engine lubrication system. Previous owners "barned" the car and it was not until the present owner devised a chain driven lube pump that it could be driven reliably. Since then he has logged thousands of miles touring and is now part of a 1400 mile New England/ Nova Scotia tour.
It may be the only Lewis on the road.

To my knowledge Lewis never built a truck.

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