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The Gardner Motor Co. Inc.
St. Louis, MO

Brothers Russell E Gardner and Fred W. Gardner started business by making spokes in Galion, Ohio, before founding the Banner Buggy Co. in 1882 in Columbus, Ohio. Production later moved to St. Louis, Missouri to make Banner Buggies and later American Automobiles.

At first Gardner started by building new Chevrolet bodies in 1916. Then in 1919 the first Gardner automobile was produced by The Gardner Motor Co. Inc.

1919 Gardner Touring Car
1919 Gardner Touring Car

The Gardner Motor Company was established with Russell E. Gardner, Sr. as CEO, Russell E. Gardner, Jr. as president, and Fred Gardner as vice-president. The 1919 Gardner had a 112 inch wheelbase and were produced as Touring Cars, Roadsters and Sedans. The $1,125.00 1919 Gardner was an assembled car, well made and equipped with a 192 cubic inch four cylinder Lycoming engine. That year 12,000 automobiles were made.

1921 Gardner Light Four Touring Car
1921 Gardner Light Four
1921 Touring Car
1921 Touring Car
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A Gardner light four was produced in 1921 and advertising claims made above included "33 Years Successful Experience" and Nothing Succeeds Like Success. The $1195.00 1921 Gardner was made in four different models such as a Touring Car, Roadster, Sedan and Business Coupe.

1922 Gardner Roadster
1922 Gardner Roadster
1922 Gardner Touring Car
1922 Touring Car
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1922 Gardner three passenger Roadster and five passenger Touring Car specifications included a four cylinder engine that developed 20 horsepower, 3 1/2 inch bore, 5 inch stroke, selective sliding three speed transmission, cellular radiator, starter, wood wheels, 32 x 4 inch wheels, horn, speedometer, voltmeter and ammeter.

1923 Gardner Coupe
1923 Gardner Coupe

The same four cylinder Lycoming engine was used on the Gardner up to 1923. In 1924 a Lycoming six and straight eight engine was also offered along with the four cylinder. The four cylinder Lycoming was soon discontinued, followed by the six. From 1926 to 1929 only straight eight cylinder engines were used. Twin Schebler carburetors were used on some models.

1925 Gardner Brougham
1925 Gardner Brougham

1925 deluxe interior included genuine mohair, satin window curtains, satin finish hardware and rotary lifts on windows. Instruments were grouped on instrument board under single glass panel and indirectly lighted. 1925 Gardner Foursome Roadsters had genuine leather to match body colors.

1926 interiors included plate glass windows, dome lights plus all features above. Imperial sedans had Butler finished hardware, mahogany paneling throughout, silk window curtain and arms rest just to name a few.

1927 Gardner Roadster
1927 Gardner Roadster

The following models were made in 1927 - Imperial Sedan, Phaeton, Landau Roadster, Model 80 Brougham, Sedan, Roadster, Coupe, Victoria and Model 90 Roadster, Victoria, Brougham and Custom Brougham. All were equipped with straight eight cylinder engines. Two were offered (1) 225.7 cubic inch 70 horsepower on the 122 inch wheelbase Gardner's and (2) 298.6 cubic inch 84 horsepower on the 130 inch wheelbase cars. Prices range from $1,395.00 to $2,095.00.

In 1930 Gardner announced a six cylinder front-drive sedan that developed 80 horsepower. This front wheel drive had an over all height of 65 inches, wheelbase of 133 and a weight 3,000 pounds. The 1930 Gardner line also included a rear wheel six model and two rear drive eight cylinder automobiles.

1927 Gardner Roadster
1930 Gardner Front Wheel Drive Sedan

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