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Coey Flyer
The Coey Motor Company
Chicago, Illinois
1913-1917

The Coey Motor Company (initially organized as Coey-Mitchell Automobile Company) built an American Automobile called the Coey Flyer and three Coey Cyclecars. Charles Andrew Coey, automobile expert and manufacturer built the Coey automobiles in Chicago from 1913 to 1917.

Charles A. Coey was also a balloonist, race driver and Thomas Flyer agent in the early 1900s. In addition he owned a garage, operated a taxi cab business, rented cars and operated a driving school. Advertising claimed “The Coey Flyer Is The Result Of Over 15 Years Of Automobile Experience and Careful Research”.


1913 Coey Flyer
1913 Coey Flyer

The very first Coey Flyer was called the Model A. It had a wheelbase of 96 inches and a tread of 56 inches. It was a two seater Roadster equipped with a 18 Horsepower four cylinder engine. A smaller Coey Model A with a 42 inch tread was classified as a Cyclecar. Later models were called the Flyer Four (24 horsepower 4 cylinders) and the Flyer Six (48-60 horsepower 6 cylinders). Both engines were a high grade, light, strong and powerful. Produced from 1913 to 1915, both were four passenger Touring Cars capable of 2 to 68 MPH.

1913 Coey Touring Car
1913 Coey Touring Car

The Coey Flyer specifications included 124 inch wheelbase, 56 inch tread, 36 inch x 4 inch wheels and tires, 2,730 pounds, Schebler Model L carburetor, three speed Harry C. Stutz transmission, presto starter and a price of $2,000.00. Addition options included top, front glass, curtains, 5 lamps, tools, air pump and jack. Body colors consisted of bottle green, golden brown and Coey white.

Coey Flyer Advertisement
Coey Flyer Advertisement

In 1916 The Coey Motor Company introduced a new 2 passenger Roadster and 4 passenger Touring Car. Both were equipped with a 16 horsepower 4 cylinder engines. Material shortages during World War 1 forced this American Automobile company out of business.

Restored Coey Flyer
Restored Coey Flyer

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