Today, I am happy to present one the finest and extremely rare American automobiles - duPont.
In 1802 E.I duPont deNemours and Company was formed to produce gunpowder. It was located in Wilmington, Delaware. From there is began producing various industrial and consumer products. In 1919 the duPont car Company was formed by E. Paul duPont. During the First World War it produced marine engines.
The Continental engine displaced 5.3-liters and produced 125 horsepower. The Model G was available as a phaeton, coupe, sedan, Victoria, limousine, sport, and convertible. Coachbuilders were given the opportunity to great the elegant bodies for this ultra-luxury vehicles, such as Merrimac, Derham, and Waterhouse.
A few duPonts were even used in racing, though they picked the world's greatest stages to showcase their talents. Their initial example to enter the LeMans was declined since rules stated that four seats were required.
In 1930 a duPont was entered in the Indianapolis 500:
From 1930 through 1931, duPont produced the Model H:
The Great Depression was ultimately the reason for the demise of the luxury car manufacturer, duPont.
During the production lifespan lasting from 1919 through 1931, only 537 duPont automobiles were produced.
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