Winton Model XVIIA 48HP Seven Passenger Touring

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Model XVIIA 48HP Seven Passenger Touring





The 1904 Winton was a five-passenger tonneau-equipped tourer which sold for US$2,500. By contrast, the Enger 40 was US$2,000, the FAL US$1,750, an Oakland 40 US$1,600, the Cole 30 and Colt Runabout US$1,500, while the  Lozier Light Six Metropolitan started at US$3,250, American's lowest-priced model was US$4,250, and Lozier's Big Six were US$5,000 and up.

Winton's flat-mounted water-cooled Straight-twin engine, situated amidships of the car, produced 20 hp (14.9 kW). The channel and angle steel-framed car weighed 2300 lb (1043 kg).

The original horizontal-engined type was discontinued for the 1905 season and the firm concentrated on 4-cylinder models of high quality. The Model K of 1906 was curious in having only two speed transmission, Model M of late 1907, however, had a 4-speed box with direct third and over-drive fourth. The first 6-cylinder Winton Model XVI appeared soon after and in following year the company dropped the 4-cylinder models.

Winton, always looking forward, began producing four-cylinder cars in 1904 and was building sixes exclusively by 1908. Winton was not one to follow the rules, and his six did not resemble much else of the time, equipped with a split crank case to allow removal of the crankshaft while the engine was in the car. Winton even continued with his unique, but puzzling to many, intake system until it was finally superseded by a conventional carburettor in 1907.

Winton continued to successfully market automobiles to upscale consumers through the 1910s, but sales began to fall in the early 1920s. This was due to the very conservative nature of the company, both in terms of technical development and styling. Only one sporting model was offered - the Sport Touring, with the majority of Wintons featuring tourer, sedan, limousine and town car styling

The large six was designed to compete with the finest offerings by Pierce, Packard, Thomas and Lozier. These were high quality machines and equipped for high speed driving. The cars had tremendously high gears and four-speed transmissions that allowed them to barrel down the road with little strain. Winton used aluminum extensively in the car and weight was kept to a minimum despite the car's large size.

The compressed air for everything system, by 1911 included starting and tyre pumping equipment, but by 1915 Winton offer air or electric starting to choice.

The Winton Motor Carriage Company ceased automobile production on February 11, 1924. However, Winton continued in the marine and stationary gasoline and diesel engine business, an industry he entered in 1912 with the Winton Engine Company.

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