1912 Crane Model 3 at Amelia Island 2012 by gswetsky, via Flickr. Crane Motor Company of Bayonne, New Jersey made cars from 1912-1915 and was a successor to Crane & Whitman Automobile Works which went out of business in 1908. Crane merged w/ Simplex Motor Co. in 1915. This car is a rare example as few exist. It has a 6 cyl. 48 h.p. engine. The expensive chassis was built to be covered w/ custom coachwork, usually Brewster. The total cost of this car was 15,000 in 1912!
1909 Austin Model 60 Touring Car - The Austin was a brass era American automobile manufactured in Grand Rapids, Michigan from 1901 to 1921. The company, founded by James E. Austin and his son Walter Austin, built large, expensive and powerful cars. Production was about 30 cars a year and in total about 1,000 cars were made. After the company closed the Austins went into Real Estate. This car is one of 4 Grand Rapids' Austins known to exist and feature a 784ci, 90hp, 6 cyl. engine