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Velie

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The Velie was an automobile brand produced by the Velie Motors Corporation of Moline, Illinois (United States) from 1908 to 1929. The company was founded by and named for Willard Velie, a maternal grandson of John Deere.


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Velie emblem. (source: Apijunior)

Velie produced 9,000 vehicles in 1920. During the 1920s, the Velie's were powered by an L-head six cylinder Continental engine; in 1926 a straight eight Lycoming engine was also offered. In 1924, Velie began installing Westinghouse electric ignitions in their cars. Velie's Royal Sedan body was one of the first cars designed with a raked "A" pillar, which gave its windshield a significant angle from the top to the base.

Willard Velie died in the fall of 1928, and his disconitinued the Velie automobile in January, 1929. Velie's son, who had hoped to enter the airplane business died four months after his father.

According to the Velie Register, 217 Velie's are known to exist as of 2000.


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Velie emblem.

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Velie emblem.

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Velie emblem.

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Velie emblem.

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1911 Velie 40 ad.

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krista velie1884 days ago

awsome this is cool, i want to know if we are related.

brannon velie 1461 days ago

me to i want to find more of my family we are the velie out of melbourn fla please get in touch thank you

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