<b>1918 National Highway Six Touring  </b><br />Chassis no. 8N 4822

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Lot 319
1918 National Highway Six Touring
Engine no. 8N 4822
Sold for US$ 28,050 inc. premium

Lot Details
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1918 National Highway Six Touring
Engine no. 8N 4822
303ci Continental Side Valve Motor Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
Single Zenith Carburetor
41bhp at 1,900rpm
3-Speed Transmission
2-Wheel Mechanical Brakes

*Nice honest car from a great American brand
*Indiana built car with racing DNA
*Great running and driving condition


The National Highway Six

Although little known today, the National Motor Vehicle Co. of Indianapolis built some great cars in its time. After staring out with an electric runabout in 1900, the firm was building increasingly large and expensive gasoline-powered cars by 1906. In 1909, Nationals raced, and placed well, on the dirt at the new Indianapolis Motor Speedway. National fielded three cars for the inaugural 500-mile race at the newly brick-paved Indy track in 1911, one of them finishing seventh. In 1912, a National piloted by Joe Dawson won the second annual Indy 500, averaging 78.22mph during the race.

In 1913 and 1914, National cataloged both a Speedway Roadster and a Semi-Racing Roadster in their 128-inch wheelbase, 4-cylinder Series V line. National then went on to offer a large V-12 powered car from 1916 to 1919. The last Nationals were built in late 1923. The Semi-Racer was built as a direct competitor to the Stutz Bearcat and the Mercer Raceabout. Fierce competitors on the track, National wanted to go head to head in the showroom. While never gaining quite the mythic reputation of its famous siblings, their performance was certainly on par. Maybe not quite as nimble and flexible as the Mercer, the National, with 90 extra cubic inches, could likely show the Stutz its spare tires and tail light.

In 1915 National made the bold move of introducing the twelve-cylinder Highway Twelve, a technically advanced but surprisingly low-priced motorcar compared to the competition. To fill a lower price void, National introduced the Highway Six, which was powered by a reliable and good performing Continental Six.

The Motorcar Offered

This rare Highway Six has survived in nice order. A largely original car that has seen some restoration along the way, it runs well and is good fun to tour around in. The car has a tight feel you would expect out of a well-cared for and likely never torn apart old car.

The interior and top has been re-trimmed and the car includes a set of side curtains. The National has many charming details not typically found on similar cars.

This is a nice, good quality touring car from one of the great names in early American motoring – all at a very reasonable price.

Footnotes

  • Please note this car is titled under the number 4822 which is found on its engine.

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