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California Motor Car Corporation
Los Angeles, CA
The Californian was an American Automobile made by the California Motor Car Corporation of Los Angeles, CA in 1920 and 1921. A factory was built on North Alameda in 1919 and production began in 1920.
The Californian was advertised as having been designed for the requirements of the Western motorist. A roomy, luxurious seven passenger Touring Car and a four door four passenger Sports Car was produced.
A Beaver six cylinder valve in head engine with a 3 1/2 inch bore by 3 1/4 inch stroke was standard equipment for both models. Other components included a Brown-Lipe transmission and clutch, Gemmer steering gear, Spicer universals, Rayfield 1 1/4 inch carburetor, Delco starter and lighting.
1920 Californian Touring Car
The Californian was a very large automobile with a 134 inch wheelbase and a tread width of 56 inches. Thirty Three x five inch wire wheels were standard and included two extra wire wheels, two 33×5 tires and tubes. Brakes were sturdy and dependable being internal expanding and external contracting on 18 inch hub drums. A 25 gallon gasoline tank was carried at the rear.
1920 Californian Four Door Touring Car
Other features included a Boyce Motor Meter, Kellogg tire pump, Warner Speedometer, ammeter, storage battery, oil gauge and clock. Even a tool kit, tire repair kit and jack was furnished.
By the 1920s automobile manufacturers were offering customers different color and upholstery options. The Californian was no
exception as they over several different exterior paint colors and matching interiors. One other interesting option was a choice between a one man folding top and a California stationary top. California stationary top was popular among Western motorists in the early 1920s. A one man folding top in shown.
1920s 1930s Junk Yard