Pic-A-Day (829) Albert Mach Fine Art - 1915 FRP

Pic-A-Day (829) Albert Mach Fine Art

1915 FRP

This beauty was at the Amelia Island Concours a few years ago.

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Manufacturer: Finley-Robertson-Porter Company, Port Jefferson, New York 1914-1918

Model: 45, Chassis #5

Coachbuilder: Brewster

Cost new: Chassis $5,000 Body $3,000

Number produced: 9

Engine: Single overhead camshaft inline four cylinder water-cooled

Horsepower: 100

Transmission: Four-speed selective sliding

Suspension: Semi-elliptic leaf springs

Brakes: Mechanical on rear wheels

Special features: #5 of only nine built and the only one known to survive!

 

Advertised as "America's Foremost Pleasure Car" the F.R.P. was also one of America's most expensive and most limited edition cars. With a top-speed of 80-plus M.P.H., this very rare car was designed by Finley R. Porter, creator of the T-head Mercer Raceabout.

 

This was seen at the Seal Cove Auto Museum in Maine.

http://www.sealcoveautomuseum.org/collection/vehicle_list.php?vehic...

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Comment by Pamela Hirschhorn on March 10, 2017 at 6:21am

FRP was one of 5 vehicles built, or planned to be built, in Port Jefferson, Long Island , NY.

The Only was the other make which produced a handful of cars or prototypes. The other 3 were names or 1 offs. Thanks for sharing this rare piece of Long Island and automotive history.

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