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The Herreshoff was an automobile built in both Detroit, Michigan and Troy, New York, by the Herreshoff Motor Company from 1909-14.

The Herreshoff started as a small car with a 24-hp four-cylinder engine, and was made with three different models. Later models were upgraded to six-cylinder engines up to 3.8 liters capacity.

For 1911, Herreshoff had a roadster with a rudimentary rumble seat at US$950; by contrast, the high-volume Oldsmobile Runabout went for US$650, the Ford Model N and Western's Gale Model A were US$500, the Black went as low as $375, and the Success hit the amazingly low US$250.

A light car with a 16hp (12 kW) engine was introduced in 1914. Fisher produced bodies for the company.

  • 1913-1917 For a list of the models and prices in the UK see the 1917 Red Book

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