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1913 Interstate

Built in Muncie, Indiana, the Inter-State introduced its 388 cubic inch Model 45 six-cylinder in 1913, a powerful, reliable touring automobile. This is one of only two known to survive. Finished in Green with Black hood and fenders, it is accented with lime green coachlines and light green wood spoke wheels and has black leather upholstery attractively set off by a dark green cloth top. Its restoration was completed in the mid-80's when it won the Horseless Carriage Club's Donald Olson Memorial Award recognizing it as the best restored and most authentic automobile of 1985. Since its restoration is has been carefully and consistently maintained by its enthusiastic owner and toured regularly in multiple events all over the country. Some subtle modifications have been made to adapt it for touring including fitting power steering (!) and a later Carter BB1 updraft carburetor. It came from Inter-State with a 30 volt combined generator/starter system and has full electric lighting. Other equipment includes seating for seven with swing-away jump seats, a lap robe rail, Buckeye front bumper, Warner Autometer speedometer/odometer with accessory clock, Boyce Motometer, and dual outside mirrors. It was completely gone through in May of this year to bring it up to exceptional cosmetic and mechanical condition and its long-term former owner stated proudly that it is capable of 65 mph and will cruise all day at 45. It comes with an original leather-bound parts book, original sales book, its original carburetor and full set of belly pans and clips. It is ready to go for this year's tour season, a big, bright, shiny, imposing, powerful 7-passenger six-cylinder Tourer that will cruise right along with the finest products of Packard, Peerless, Pierce-Arrow, Cadillac and Rolls-Royce. It is ideal for anyone who wants to experience motor touring as it was before World War I.

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