Old Cars is turning 50. In honor of 50 years of the privilege of bringing the old cars hobby to our valued and faithful readers, Old Cars will revisit 50 of our past featured cars in 50 days, to commemorate the half-century of Old Cars. Here's to fifty more years of Old Cars!
DAY TWO: 1907 Wolfe Touring
Harry Pearce of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., enjoyed the parades he saw as a boy in Bismarck, N.D., but he also remembers them coming to a halt every time Clarion Larson’s 1907 Wolfe touring car overheated.
“I was around 8 years old when I was first exposed to the car,” says Pearce about the rare water-cooled Wolfe he owns today. “It was around 1950 — my father was a lawyer in Bismarck and his friend Clarion was the music teacher at the local school. They got the car going, but the water pump didn’t work well.”
Wolfe automobiles were made in low numbers by The H. E. Wilcox Motor Car Co. of Minneapolis between 1907 and 1909. Published production in the “Standard Catalog of American Cars: 1805-1942” states 30 cars were built in 1907 and 153 in 1908.
Pearce hasn’t found another drivable Wolfe in the years he has owned his car, but he modestly admits his ‘07 “looks like it’s brand new.”
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