1907 Tourist Model K
Model: Model K
Style: Side-Entrance Touring
Engine Cylinders: H-2
Engine BHP: 120BHP
- Built in Los Angeles, CA from 1902-1910
- Features full "two-man bow-legged" top and side entrance coachwork
- Only 463 built in 1907
Acquired from the Don & Lynette Short collection in Port Townsend, WA in May 2011.
The Tourist automobile was built by the Auto Vehicle Company, which was founded in Los Angeles in 1902. The Tourist, like many of its contemporaries, was a two-cylinder car. The large 20 horsepower twin cylinder engine was mounted mid-ship, below the driver’s seat, and drove the rear wheels through a single chain drive. The Auto Vehicle Company began to falter in 1909 and was acquired by the California Automobile Company. The California Automobile Company ceased production in 1914. The Model K would be the last of the two-cylinder cars built under the name "Tourist" and was the last model built prior to the company’s acquisition by the California Automobile Company. There were 463 Tourist Model K’s built in 1907.