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001350: 1917 Dort

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A snapshot of the original 1917 Dort owned by Lorenz and Louisa Rademacher, along with a mosaic of pictures of an unrelated, restored 1917 Dort automobile.

From a Dort brochure:

Dort 1917 Motor Cars

Conviction that "here is a solid, commen-sense car" flashes in upon you when you see the Dort. The extraordinary motor, the staunch frame and trouble-proof rear axle, the true cantilever springs and unfailing starting and lighting system, are part of this real mechanical achievement. The man who buys a Dort knows ever afterwards that he has bought a supremely good car--an honest value--at a fair price.

The Dort Sedan (permanently enclosed) $1065
Dort Sedanet (removable panels) 815
Five-Passenger Touring Car 695
Fleur-de-Lys Roadster, complete 695

All prices f.o.b. Flint, Michigan

Model 9, 1917 Dort chassis. Motor: high speed French-type; designed by M. Etienne Planche; L-head, registering 33 h.p. at 1,900 r.p.m. Unrivalled for snap, flexibility and power. Thermo-siphon cooling; pump and splash lubrication. Connecticut ignition. Westinghouse two-unit electric started with improved Bendix Automatic drive; starter button under left heel. Complete electric lights; electric horn with button on center of steering column. Three-quarter-springs. Deep, wide, roomy seats; high-quality upholstery. Goodyear tires, 30 x 3-1/2; on Sedan, 31 x 4. Complete equipment. 105-inch wheelbase.

Own a Dort. You Will Like It.

Dort Motor Car Co.
Flint, Michigan

Pictures of restored Dort adapted from: Mecum Auctions (http://mecum.com : downloaded 27 October 2013), Lot F99 1917 Dort Touring Car; Anaheim, CA; November 15-17, 2012.

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Revised: October 29, 2013

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