Mar 15 2011

In Search of Alcos: #5 1912 Alco 7-Passenger Touring Car at the Nethercutt Collection


Over the last 25 years, it has been widely accepted that there are only twelve original, rebuilt and restored Alcos that exist. As requested by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, I am trying to track down the Alco "12". As noted last week by Peter Becker, the fifth Alco can be found in the Nethercutt Collection in San Sylmar, California.



 



 

The Alco in the Nethercutt Collection is a 1912 Model 9-60, 6-cylinder 7-Passenger Touring Car



 



 

This Model 9-60 was featured on the cover of the 1912 Alco Product Brochure.



 

Courtesy of the Nethercutt Museum, this pdf provides specifications and information on this beautiful touring car including its ownership and restoration by Harrah's Automobile Collection


If you know the location for the other seven Alcos, please leave a comment below.


Links to related posts on VanderbiltCupRaces.com and the Internet:


The Nethercutt Museum

Archives: In Search of Alcos

Film "Alco Cars 1908-1913"

Archives: American Locomotive Company






Comments

Mar 20 2011 Roberto Rodriguez 12:32 PM

Thanks to a kind loan from car collector Andy Oldman of Belmont, MA, a 1912 Alco four cylinder touring car, that once belonged to Richard Cushing Paine Jr., the Seal Cove Auto Museum’s founder, is back on display at the Museum. The Seal Cove Auto Museum is located on Mount Desert Island, Maine, and displays the finest collection of ‘brass era’ automobiles in the united States.

Mar 20 2011 Howard Kroplick 12:37 PM

From Phil:

I believe I recall seeing an Alco at the Berliet Foundation Collection in Lyon. (ALCO automobiles were made under Berliet license.) I don’t have my photos of the collection available at the moment, so I cannot provide any more details.

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