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The Elgin Motor Car Corp.
Argo, Illinois
1916-1923

The Elgin Motors, Inc.
Indianapolis, Indiana
1923-1925

The Elgin was an American Automobile built by The Elgin Motor Car Corp. of Argo, Illinois a suburb of Chicago. The Elgin was built there from 1916 to 1923

In 1923, The Elgin Motor Car Corp. moved to Indianapolis, Indiana and reorganized into The Elgin Motors, Inc. Production there was from 1923 to 1925.

Early Elgin automobiles were built with four cylinder engines. This automobile may have been the same car built by The New Era Motor Car Co. of Joliet, Illinois. On December 2, 1916 The Elgin Motor Car Corp. introduced a new six cylinder engine. The Elgin Six was equipped in a $985.00 five passenger Touring Car and a four passenger Roadster. Production plans were for 1000 automobiles by August 1, 1916.

1917 Elgin Touring Cars and Roadsters
1917 Elgin Touring Cars and Roadsters

The Elgin Six was known as "The Car of the Hour" and "The Elgin Six is the only car in it's price class having the fashionable center cowl of high priced European models". The Elgin automobiles were also assembled cars made of parts from other companies.

1919 Elgin
1919 Elgin

During World War I The Elgin Motor Car Corp. built trucks for the war effort. However, during that time Elgin Automobile production stopped and engineers used this time to develop a new Elgin Six. The new Elgin Six had 36 improvements and was "A year and a half ahead of the times".

Elgin production in 1921 included a $1,775.00 Elgin Six five passenger Touring Car Series K, $1,895.00 four passenger Victory Scout, $ 2,685.00 four passenger Coupe and a $2685.00 five passenger Sedan.

1921 Elgin
1921 Elgin

In 1923 The Elgin Motors, Inc. was formed in Indianapolis, Indiana. J. H. McDuffee, formerly with Willys-Overland was the new president and general manager. However in June of 1924 The Elgin Motors, Inc. was in receivership and production stopped that same year.

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