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The Ideal Shop
Buffalo, NY

The Ideal Cyclecar was built as a single passenger or two passenger model in tandem seating. Built in Buffalo by The Ideal Shop of Buffalo, NY. This cyclecar was equipped with a two cylinder Spacke engine rated at 10 horsepower, which drove the vehicle through a two speed and reverse planetary transmission and belts to the rear wheels.

According to the 1913 advertisement below the Ideal Cyclecar could be purchased as a kit for $300.00 from The Idea Shop. By 1914 the company was simply known as "The Ideal Shop" and was producing a complete Ideal cyclecar described above.

1913 Ideal Cyclecar Advertisement
1913 Ideal Cyclecar Advertisement

The 1913 Ideal Cyclecar purchased as a kit was practical, economical, simple in design. Complete plans could be purchased for only $2.00 that included blue prints, details, dimensions, written instructions, specification, pictures and parts list.

1923 Cyclecar Article
1923 Cyclecar Article

In this 1923 Cyclecar article claims made included speeds of 80 MPH, seating for only one, sports car, weight 800 pounds, ground clearance of six inches, four cylinder air cooled engine and three speed transmission.

1915 Cyclecar
1915 Cyclecar

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