Pathfinder Model E
||4 cyl. Continental
|Bore & Stroke
||4.125 x 5.25 in.
||281 cu in
||3 spd. / Cone clutch
||42 hp @ 1330 rpm
||$2175 fully equipped
The Motorcar Manufacturing Company came into existance in 1910
when creditors reorganized the bankrupt Parry Auto Co. They
continued to produce the New Parry until 1912, when they
introduced a totally new car called the Pathfinder. Although
Pathfinder's marketing slogan was "known for reliability", they
were more widely recognized for their innovative designs and use
of bright color schemes. Note the boattail design of the rear
of this speedster model.
The 1912 Pathfinder Model E Cruiser was modeled after the Marmon
Wasp that won the 1911 Indianapolis 500, and was produced from late
1912 through 1913.
The last Pathfinder, a 12 cylinder model called "Pathfinder the Great,
King of the Twelves", was built in 1917. The shortage of materials
during World War I led to the ultimate demise of the company.
On loan from: Bud and Dolores VonNordheim of National City, CA