I have a good friend that has a 1912 COLBY manufactured in Mason City, Iowa and he is looking for anyone that own a COLBY or parts! Thank you.
that would be john Carlin graetinger,IA, Charley
Think John actually has 2 Colby's. I'm guessing he is the member of a very exclusive club. Can't imagine any others left in the world. I have visited John and checked the Colby's over and they are quite the car.
John and his wife are quite the hosts, we had a delightful lunch all prepared by his wife. They would not take no for an answer.
John has always been an incredible source for interesting early car parts.
You guys are both right. Wish I could help him with information or parts. Thanks anyway. Bill
I had never heard of the car until I saw this post. It is pretty tough to find photos of one, especially a color photo. It reminds me of the Mighty Michigan - only in production 1911-1913. How many were actually produced?
1000 cars produced. http://theoldmotor.com/?p=118796
Now the question remains of how many are still in existence?
Having an interest in the unusual can be a lonely path to travel.
how maney?about the same as my 11 Russell-knight. charley
I forgot to send you the information I discussed with you on the phone.
Just sent you a PM.
Sorry for the delay.
Here's a page of Colby photos. Too bad they're so tiny.
Here's one of the existing Colbys, a 1911 40 HP runabout:
It is in the Mason City Iowa museum.
From a Pintrest posting:
"In 1911, the Colby Car manufacturing operation opened in Mason City, Iowa. This Colby Car - the only one remaining of 900 made in Mason City - can be found at the Kinney Pioneer Museum." www.visitmasoncity.com
Thanks to everyone that posted. This all helps.
Hmm, sounds like there are at least 3 remaining. Anyone tell the museum??? Would be interesting to have pictures of all three.