1912 EMF Demi Tonneau

For sale: 1912 Other Makes Demi Tonneau

Technical specifications

Item location:
Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States
Other Makes
Demi Tonneau
Engine size:
30 Horsepower Four Cylinder Engine
Number of cylinders:
Vehicle Title:
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In the very beginning of the motorcar there were literally thousands of car builders all vying for bragging rights about having the best car. Of course, enry Ford leveled the playing field with the Model T, ut there were still a number of manufacturers that were trying their level best to build a good car. One of those was E.M.F., car that was short lived, ut was still a good car. The company was born from the efforts of Barney Everitt, illiam Metzger, nd Walter Flanders. Each brought their own expertise to the new company as Everitt was a coach builder, etzger was a gifted salesman with experience from Cadillac, nd Flanders, ho had previously served as Henry Ford’s production manager. Their first car was introduced in 1908 at around the same time as the Model T. Unfortunately the E.M.F. didn’t fare as well as the Model T, ut they did manage to build over 8,000 cars through 1909.

Offered here is a stellar example of this rare car, 1912 Model 30 Demi Tonneau that has been nicely restored. Brass lamps adorn this magnificent car that’s finished in a lovely shade of green with black fenders. The E.M.F. name is proudly written in brass on the radiator and a horizontally split windshield is both stylish and functional. The E.M.F. rides on wood spoke artillery wheels with brass center caps that also carry the E.M.F. logo. The interior is finished in fine tufted leather and a huge wood steering wheel makes getting a grip on this large car just a bit easier. Power comes from a 30 horsepower four-cylinder engine that’s both neat and tidy. This E.M.F. is a solid car with an excellent restoration that makes it both attractive and reliable.

The E.M.F. proved to be a small chapter in automotive history and by 1912 the company was folded into the Studebaker Corporation. The name was dissolved and it passed into history. This fine Demi Tonneau with its gleaming brass and beautiful black leather is a car that offers a rare glimpse into the foundation of the motorcar. Prospective collectors of brass era cars should look this fine piece of history over in order to fully appreciate just how unique an early car can be.

Call or Email Alex Dragone at 203 218-1903 or alexdragone1@gmail.com for more information

On Jan-05-16 at 13:26:58 PST, eller added the following information:

This car is in excellent mechanical condition and would make a great tour carand great for any HCCA event. It has just come from a long time collector here in Connecticut. Overall a great brass car, specially in this very seldom seen demi-tonneau body style.

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