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The January 7, 1916 issue of Automotive Industries announced:

“The Laurel Motor Car Co. announces a new four-cylinder car to sell at $750, and soon will have ready a six that will sell somewhat under them $1,000 mark. Specifications of the four include a block motor with cylinders measuring 3 by 4¼ in., rated at 22.5 hp. Under brake test the motor is said to give 31.9 hp.”

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Laurel logo.

The production vehicle appeared that July as a 4-cylinder touring priced at $795. Through 1917, the firm produced 213 examples with 4-passenger roadster or 5- and 7-passenger touring bodies.

In October, 1917 Charles E. Hayes announced that a new Roof Racing engine-equipped version of the Laurel would be forthcoming, and also made public his plans to relocate to Anderson, Indiana, 60 miles away.

(source: Coachbuilt) ©2004 Mark Theobald - All rights reserved.

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