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The Commonwealth Motors Co.
Chicago, Illinois

The Commonwealth Motors Co. produced two aluminum bodied Sport Phaetons carring the Goodspeed name in 1922. The two $5,400.00 open American Automobiles were shown at both the 1922 New York and Chicago auto shows.

The Goodspeed was an attemp to market a luxury automobile at the direction of The Commonwealth Motors Co. personnel after production of the Partin-Palmer (1913-1915) and Commonwealth (1917-1922) had ceased.

We are looking for Goodspeed automobile photographs or vintage Goodspeed advertising for this web page. In the mean time enjoy the specifaction sheet for a Commonwealth Mogul Taxicab from the 1922 Official handbook of automobiles.

1922 Commonwealth Mogul Taxicab
1922 Commonwealth Mogul Taxicab

The Commonwealth Motors Co. built American Automobiles in Joliet, Illinois and later Chicago, Illinois. In addition they produced a taxicab shown above that ultimately became the famous Checker taxi. The Commonwealth Mogul Taxi cab was equipped with a four cylinder engine that developed 21 horsepower. A selective sliding gear transmission was used that had three speeds forward and reverse.

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