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The Warren Motor Car Co.
Detroit, Michigan

The Warren Motor Car Co. was a typical American Automobile company with headquarters in Detroit, Michigan. The company was formed in 1909 with Homer Warren as president, Lucius E. Wilson as vice-president and general manager, C. Haines Wilson treasurer and H. W. Allen secretary. The Warren was produced from 1909 to 1914 in as many as eight different models each year.

1910 Warren Detroit Demi-Tonneau
1910 Warren Detroit Demi-Tonneau

Homer Warren began by building $1,100.00 two passenger Roadsters and a $1,250.00 five passenger Demi-tonneau with thirty horsepower four cylinder engines. These new automobiles were known as the Warren-Detroit "30" and were "Standard From Tires To Spark Plug". Advertising claims included "Not a single part of the Warren-Detroit is radical or experimental". Features included a four cylinder engine that developed 30 horsepower, sliding gear selective type three speed transmission, semi-floating type rear axle and a 110 inch wheelbase.

1911 Warren Detroit Five Passenger Touring Car
1911 Warren Detroit
Five Passenger Touring Car
1911 Warren Detroit Touring Torpedo
1911 Warren Detroit
Touring Torpedo
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Eight models for 1911 included a $1325.00 five passenger Touring Car, a $1,200.00 Roadster, a Torpedo that was priced at $1,500.00, a $1,300 Demi-tonneau, an inside drive Coupe selling $1,750.00 and a $1,300.00 light deliver car. All equipped with the Warren-Detroit 30 horsepower engine. Features included a three speed transmission, electric headlights, storage battery and 35 inch x 4 inch wheels and tires. 1911 Warren-Detroit advertising claims included "It isn't the price that distinguishes Warren cars - It's the quality".

1912 Warren Detroit 12-35
1912 Warren Detroit 12-35
1912 Warren Detroit 12-40
1912 Warren Detroit 12-40
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Larger engines were available on the 1912 Warren-Detroit. A $1,500.00 five passenger Touring Car and $1,415.00 Roadster had a 35 horsepower four cylinder engine. Additional features on the new 12-35 included a 112 inch wheelbase, detachable doors, 34 inch x 3 1/2 inch wheels and tires, three oil lamps, two gas headlamps, Bosch magneto,

The larger 12-40 Warren had a 116 inch wheelbase, 40 horsepower four cylinder engine with eight separate spark plugs, three speed transmission, 34 inch x 4 inch wheels and tires, double drop frame and full floating rear axle.

1911 Warren Detroit 30 Coupe
1911 Warren Detroit "30" Coupe

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