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D. A. C.
The Detroit Air Cooled Co.
Wayne, Michigan
1922-1923

The Detroit Air Cooled Co. was established in the spring of 1922 by W. J. Doughty in Detroit, Michigan. Their sales office was located at 3745 Cass Avenue in Detroit. The former plant of the Harron Motor Company in Wayne, Michigan was purchased October 1, 1922.

D. A. C. Touring Cars, Phaeton and Sedans were made in 1922 and 1923 only. W. J. Doughty, was President and General Manager of the Detroit Air Cooled Car Co. Charles F. Remington was Vice-president and G. R. Tremolada the engineer that designed the D.A.C. automobiles.


1922 Detroit Air Cooled Touring Car
1922 Detroit Air Cooled Touring Car

In February of 1922 a D. A. C. Touring Car prototype appeared at the Detroit Auto Show and in December a Sedan was exhibited in New York and Chicago. Very few D. A. C. automobiles were made. The DAC Phaeton model sold for $1,250, the Touring Car for $1,700, and sedan $1,750. Bodies for the D. A. C. were specially designed out of aluminum and made by John McArthur in Detroit.

1923 D. A. C. Phaeton
1923 D. A. C. Phaeton

The D. A. C. was equipped with a six cylinder engine. It was a interesting development in air cooled design with a staggered Vee arrangement of six cylinders. The design permitted air to be directed to each cylinder in equal volume and at the same temperature.

1923 DAC Sedan
1923 DAC Sedan

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