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The H. E. Wilcox Motor Car Co.
Minneapolis, MN

The Wolfe was an American Automobile "built by westerners for the west" claimed one advertisement.

The H. E. Wilcox Motor Car Co. manufactured the Wolfe in Minneapolis, MN from 1907 to 1909. Owners were H. E. Wilcox, John F. Wilcox, R. D. Wilcox and designer Maurice Wolfe.

1907 Wolfe Touring Car
1907 Wolfe Touring Car

A distinctive feature of the $1,800.00 Wolfe Touring Car was the 16 inch road clearance and 108 wheelbase. This clearance was particularly suited to the needs of American Automobiles designed for use in the western portions of this country.

The Wolfe was equipped with a Carrico air cooled four cylinder engine that developed 24 horsepower. The cylinder dimensions were a typical 4 inch bore and 4 inch stroke. Ignition was by the high tension system. Other features included a three speed transmission with double side chain drive, standard tread, high tension ignition system and 34 inch x 3 1/2 inch wheels and tires.

The 1909 Wolfe line up consisted of a Model A Touring car, Model B Runabout and a Limousine all priced at $1,800.00. specifications included a 108 wheelbase, 34 x 3 1/2 inch wheels and tires, four cylinder engine that developed 24 horsepower and a three speed sliding type transmission.

The H. E. Wilcox Motor Car Co. and the Wolfe evolved in 1909 into the American Automobile called the Wilcox. That same year Maurice Wolfe's connection with The H. E. Wilcox Motor Car Co. ended he purchased The Clark Motor Car Co. (1910-1912) and reorganized this company into The Meteor Motor Car Co.

We are looking for additional Yale automobile photographs or vintage Yale advertising for this web page. In the mean time enjoy this Carrico Engine Co. ad from a vintage 1906 magazine.

1906 Carrico Engines
1906 Carrico Engines

The Carrico four cylinder air cooled engine was a popular engine used in many early 1900s American Automobiles. Designed by F. D. Carrico this advertisement claims that the Carrico engine "Will Not Over Heat or Freeze" and "Always Ready to Deliver its Rated Horsepower".

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