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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. Velie's son, who had hoped to enter the airplane business died four months after his father, and the Velie automobile was discontinued in January, 1929.

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

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Velie logo.

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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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Special Velie private exhibition at the 1912 Chicago Auto Show. (source: Early Automobile Companies Ephemera Collection, 1910-1932. Courtesy Northwestern University Transportation Library.)

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1911 Velie 40 ad.

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The 1918 Velie Model 39 with seven passenger body was listed at $1,595. The extra seats disappear into the backs of the front seats when not in use.

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The 1918 Velie Sport Model fitted with Victoria Top. Wire Wheels were extra.

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The 1918 Velie Touring Sedan with Staggard Doors and Reversible front seat. The Price was $1,835.

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1920 Velie Six.

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