The Henie-Velox was the most expensive and unique automobile built in the U.S. in the early 1920s. It featured an OHV V-12 engine, four-wheel brakes and was slated to sell for
between $17,000 and $25,000. See many more photos and learn all about it @ http://theoldmotor.com/?p=116322
And I thought Pierce Arrow was the only car with fender mounted headlights! That lower pic is a keeper for me, as I repair player pianos!!
It looks heavy enough to be an armored car. On the Old Motor site the paint job in the last photo is very nice.
The Old Motor is the best for great early cars.
My day would not be complete without looking at what you have offered up.
At that price my guess is they didn't sell very many. What would $25,000 look like in todays money? I bet that OHV V-12 engine pushed that car like crazy.
Via an inflation calculator: $25,000 in 1920 is equal to $293,476.25 in today's money
David Dewey, too bad you're in CA. Mine needs work. Know anybody in the Detroit, MI area?
Not that I can think of, but if you'd like, I'll ask on the Mechanical Musical Instruments blog. Oh, you could try Player-care.com, a lot of us player techs are listed there.
Reminds me of the "Horse Collar" Franklins in a way.
David D et al,
Would you believe that Metz offered fender mounted headlamps as an option in 1914? I think Pierce Arrow may have objected.
Hopefully today is the day that my Ampico-A Fisher Grand piano plays again. The works is coming back from the shop after many months being worked on. Jerry Biasella (Chicago area) was given the contract. I like Jerry a lot and he has done some magnificent restorations.