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DamonPearl94
11-02-2016, 11:48 AM
First four-cylinder, gas-powered Locomobile hits the road - Nov 02, 1902 - HISTORY.com (http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-four-cylinder-gas-powered-locomobile-hits-the-road)


Engineer Andrew Riker delivers the first four-cylinder, gas-powered Locomobile—a $4,000, 12-horsepower Model C—to a buyer in New York City on this day in 1902. The Locomobile Company had been known for building heavy, powerful steam cars, but by the turn of the century it was clear that the future of the automobile—and thus of the Locomobile—lay in the internal-combustion engine. Until it went out of business in 1929, the company built elegant, luxurious touring-cars and streamlined racers for wealthy patrons. A Locomobile, ads crowed, was the “Best Built Car in America.”
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