<b>1910 Chalmers-Detroit Model K '30' Touring Car  </b><br />Chassis no. 15980

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1910 Chalmers-Detroit Model K '30' Touring Car
Chassis no. 15980

Sold for US$ 69,300 inc. premium
1910 Chalmers-Detroit Model K '30' Touring Car
Chassis no. 15980
226ci 4-Cylinder F-Head Engine
30hp
3-Speed Sliding Gear Transmission
2-Wheel Mechanical Brakes
Live Axles and Leaf Springs Front and Rear

*Beautifully restored and fully prepared for touring
*One of the most respected mid-sized touring cars
*Sophisticated engine that develops strong power
*Electric starting system
*Good looking car from the height of the brass era


THE CHALMERS

Initially, Chalmers automobiles were produced under the Thomas Detroit name. E.R. Thomas had funded a lower priced car he could sell under the Thomas name, but when the venture fell apart, the cars sold as Chalmers-Detroit starting in 1908. Under the new name they gained immediate market acceptance. The cars were offered in the $1500-$3000 price bracket and had good features and performance. The company management was a bit divided over which market direction to go, however. Run by namesake Hugh Chalmers as well as Howard Coffin and Roy Chapin, the latter two wanted to produce less expensive cars for the growing $1000 car market. Chalmers, though, had grander visions, wanting to make a higher-quality, performance oriented car. Chalmers eventually ended up with sole control of his company, when Coffin and Chapin persuaded JL Hudson to fund a new car company under their investor's name.

Chalmers was now free to produce the cars he wanted to make. After the marque had distinguished itself on the racetrack, the resulting success and reputation had given the Chalmers Company an impressive list of owners including the Vanderbilts, Rockefellers, J. Herreschoff, and the soon-to-be Packard chief engineer, Jesse Vincent. In 1910, the name of the company was officially changed to the Chalmers Motor Car Company; by then it had risen to become one of the nation's most popular builders and by 1915 was building 20,000 cars annually.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

The first product produced under the Chalmers name was the Model 30, a technically advanced and strong performing car. Powered by an "F" head 4-cylinder engine that through its advanced valve train offered performance closer to a contemporary 40hp motor, the Model 30 was mounted in the excellent Chalmers chassis that used front and rear axles of the type later used in the Mercer cars.

The resulting package was a car that exceeded all expectations. Light and nimble with a great engine, these cars have long been coveted as one of the best all-around tourers of their day.

This fine Model 30 offered here has fully traceable ownership going back to 1952, when it was purchased by the original owner. Since that time, it has resided in several long term collections and has been in the possession of such notable owners as Walter Seeley.

During its restoration, the engine was fully rebuilt and converted to insert bearings. Valves were modified with modern style angled seats. New clutch discs were fitted as was an electric starter and generator. A modern oil filter was installed to preserve the fresh engine.

The steering has been changed to a more arm friendly gear ratio. For night driving, the car has halogen bulbs fitted in the gas lights as well as turn indicators. The interior has been accurately trimmed in leather and the car has a full set of side curtains. To keep the brass from tarnishing, a full set of light and radiator covers are included.

One would be hard pressed to find a more nicely prepared and sorted touring car. These Chalmers 30s are great driving cars and this one is as nice as they get.
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<b>1910 Chalmers-Detroit Model K '30' Touring Car  </b><br />Chassis no. 15980
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<b>1910 Chalmers-Detroit Model K '30' Touring Car  </b><br />Chassis no. 15980
<b>1910 Chalmers-Detroit Model K '30' Touring Car  </b><br />Chassis no. 15980
<b>1910 Chalmers-Detroit Model K '30' Touring Car  </b><br />Chassis no. 15980
<b>1910 Chalmers-Detroit Model K '30' Touring Car  </b><br />Chassis no. 15980
<b>1910 Chalmers-Detroit Model K '30' Touring Car  </b><br />Chassis no. 15980
<b>1910 Chalmers-Detroit Model K '30' Touring Car  </b><br />Chassis no. 15980
<b>1910 Chalmers-Detroit Model K '30' Touring Car  </b><br />Chassis no. 15980
<b>1910 Chalmers-Detroit Model K '30' Touring Car  </b><br />Chassis no. 15980
<b>1910 Chalmers-Detroit Model K '30' Touring Car  </b><br />Chassis no. 15980
<b>1910 Chalmers-Detroit Model K '30' Touring Car  </b><br />Chassis no. 15980
<b>1910 Chalmers-Detroit Model K '30' Touring Car  </b><br />Chassis no. 15980
<b>1910 Chalmers-Detroit Model K '30' Touring Car  </b><br />Chassis no. 15980
<b>1910 Chalmers-Detroit Model K '30' Touring Car  </b><br />Chassis no. 15980
<b>1910 Chalmers-Detroit Model K '30' Touring Car  </b><br />Chassis no. 15980
<b>1910 Chalmers-Detroit Model K '30' Touring Car  </b><br />Chassis no. 15980
<b>1910 Chalmers-Detroit Model K '30' Touring Car  </b><br />Chassis no. 15980
<b>1910 Chalmers-Detroit Model K '30' Touring Car  </b><br />Chassis no. 15980
<b>1910 Chalmers-Detroit Model K '30' Touring Car  </b><br />Chassis no. 15980
<b>1910 Chalmers-Detroit Model K '30' Touring Car  </b><br />Chassis no. 15980
<b>1910 Chalmers-Detroit Model K '30' Touring Car  </b><br />Chassis no. 15980
<b>1910 Chalmers-Detroit Model K '30' Touring Car  </b><br />Chassis no. 15980
<b>1910 Chalmers-Detroit Model K '30' Touring Car  </b><br />Chassis no. 15980
<b>1910 Chalmers-Detroit Model K '30' Touring Car  </b><br />Chassis no. 15980
<b>1910 Chalmers-Detroit Model K '30' Touring Car  </b><br />Chassis no. 15980
<b>1910 Chalmers-Detroit Model K '30' Touring Car  </b><br />Chassis no. 15980
<b>1910 Chalmers-Detroit Model K '30' Touring Car  </b><br />Chassis no. 15980
<b>1910 Chalmers-Detroit Model K '30' Touring Car  </b><br />Chassis no. 15980
<b>1910 Chalmers-Detroit Model K '30' Touring Car  </b><br />Chassis no. 15980
<b>1910 Chalmers-Detroit Model K '30' Touring Car  </b><br />Chassis no. 15980
<b>1910 Chalmers-Detroit Model K '30' Touring Car  </b><br />Chassis no. 15980
<b>1910 Chalmers-Detroit Model K '30' Touring Car  </b><br />Chassis no. 15980
<b>1910 Chalmers-Detroit Model K '30' Touring Car  </b><br />Chassis no. 15980
<b>1910 Chalmers-Detroit Model K '30' Touring Car  </b><br />Chassis no. 15980
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