1922 Haynes Model 75 Tourster
The Haynes Automobile Company was a United States automobile manufacturing company which produced automobiles in Kokomo, Indiana, from 1905 to 1924. The company was formerly known as the Haynes-Apperson company which produced automobiles under that name from 1896-1905. Co-founder Elwood Haynes changed the name of the company after fellow co-founders Elmer and Edgar Apperson left to form the Apperson Brothers Automobile Company in 1901. The company was declared bankrupt in 1924 and went out of business in 1925. The early date (1896) of founding makes the Haynes one of the oldest, if not the oldest, Automobile Companies in America.
Elwood Haynes was the inventor of Stellite which revolutionalized valve metalurgy allowing poppet valve engines to become the dominant design utilized in internal combustion engines. Prior to this valves had to be changed out every 15,000 miles or so, so the sleeve valve engine was viewed as more durable and long lived. Billed as America's First Car, the Haynes was a quality automobile built to compete with the finest cars of its time.
This exceptional example is one of only a handful of Model 75's remaining. The Model 75 was Haynes top of the line Model, and accounted for only about 10 percent of Haynes production. The Tourster Body style was a low production model within the range with less than 60 produced, 3 are known to remain.
The over the top restoration was undertaken by D&D Restorations of Dayton, OH on a very solid example. Sensitive paint removel revealed the original color- Haynes Coach Blue-which was duplicated. Spanning a period of 3 years the car was restored to the highest level-this is arguably the finest Haynes of any model in existence. A detailed Photo binder documents and chronicals the process and all receipts for the work performed accompany the car.
The car has received prestigious Awards everywhere it has been shown including a Grand National AACA First Place and the W. Emmert Swigart Memorial Cup for outstanding restoration of rare and unusual automobile. A CCCA Senior First Place Winner, the Car has scored Class Wins at many important Concours including the Concours d'Elegance of America, Hilton Head Concours, Milwaukee Concours, Keeneland Concours, Stan Hywet Concours, French Lick Concours, and the Ault Park Concours- at which ti received Artistic Beauty Award presented by the Cincinnati Art Museum
Featuring a trim 4 passenger Aluminum Body, German Silver brightwork, 3/4 length Running Boards, Dual Side Mounts and a Rear Mounted Trunk; this car was built for speed and luxury at the same time. The full leather interior, and perfectly stitched Roof complement the purposeful lines of the body.
Having covered only 275 miles since restoration, the car still presents as a freshly restored car, and still has many trophies coming its way. The car runs perfectly, it starts right up runs smoothly, with a unique exhaust note. The steering is light and accurate, and the car does live up to its reputation with brisk acceleration, and sure footed braking.
If you are looking for a unique car with advanced engineering and sporting good looks this is your car.
This car is a car that is without peer really.