Today’s car is a 1911 Stevens Duryea Tourer AA. It is finished in the company’s signature shade of English Purple Lake, I saw this car at Annual Horseless Carriage Show in Arcadia, CA. It is powered by a 404 cu in, in line 6 cylinder, with dual ignition, producing 43.8 hp. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a three-speed manual transmission. Slowing it down are mechanical rear drum brakes The front suspension a solid axle with semi-elliptical leaf springs and in the rear is a live axle with three-quarter elliptical leaf springs. Some interesting facts are that the 1911 marked the final year of crank start, as well as the first year of inboard shifting and brake controls and the fitment of front doors. The original MSRP was $3,600.00. Production for this year was 1,500.
It was shown at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance® in August 2011 and was awarded First in Class. Now 111 years old it is still showing well and will show well for years to come. This is a great car and restored beautifully. Thanks for riding along. Frank