April Automobile of the Month - 1913 Imp Cyclecar
Each month the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum designates one of its automobiles to be the Automobile of the Month. Visitors are able to pick up and take home with them a full page of information about the spotlight automobile. The April 2014 Automobile of the Month is a 1913 Imp Cyclecar, graciously donated to the museum by James H. McIntyre of Auburn, Indiana.
Although unique, affordable and efficient, cyclecars did not last very long in the market. The cyclecar manufactured by the W. H. McIntyre Company of Auburn, Indiana was called the Imp. It seats two people, one directly behind the other, and has a retractable top. Because they were only produced for two years, only a few thousand were made. Today, only five Imp cyclecars are known to exist. This 1913 Imp Cyclecar has a 100-inch wheelbase and is powered by a two-cylinder engine that produces 15 horsepower; just enough power to get around!
The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum – where the world’s finest cars of yesterday live today! Over 120 classic, antique, vintage and special interest cars are displayed with other automotive related exhibits on three floors. The museum is located in the original 1930s national headquarters of the legendary Auburn Automobile Company and is a National Historic Landmark. The museum is open from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday to Friday and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Last admission one hour before closing. Visit the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, a place where automotive history comes to life! Shop the Museum Store Online today! automobilemuseum.org
Experience the passion as you step back through time to the golden era of automobiles. Walk the same hallways as the automotive giants of yesterday. Touring the museum will give you an impression of what a day at Auburn Automobile Company must have been like in the 1930s.