Custom Built by McFarlan

A History of the Carriage and Automobile Manufacturer, 1856–1928

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About the Book

A family owned business specializing in light duty horse-drawn carriages, buggies, and wagons, the McFarlan Company, like many manufacturers of its era, entered the automobile industry soon after the turn of the twentieth century. Instead of trying to outproduce and outsell its competition, McFarlan catered to the individual desires of an affluent clientele. For nearly 20 years, McFarlan automobiles were recognized for their quality, custom features, powerful engines, and enormous size. This full history covers the company from start to finish, with emphasis on its prestigious cars.

About the Author(s)

Richard A. Stanley, retired school administrator and teacher, is the director of the Fayette County Historical Museum in Connersville, Indiana, and a member of the Antique Automobile Club of America and the Society of Automobile Historians.

Bibliographic Details

Richard A. Stanley
Format: hardcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 277
Bibliographic Info: 225 photos, appendices, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2012
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4457-1
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS      vii

PREFACE      1

1. Prize Winning Carriages by McFarlan      3

2. Six Cylinder Cars Exclusively      51

3. McFarlan at the Brickyard and on Tour      126

4. Professional Vehicles and Bodies Built to Order      148

5. Why the Stars Came to Connersville      171

6. McFarlans That Have Survived the Years      219

APPENDIX A: MCFARLAN AUTOMOBILE MODELS      239

APPENDIX B: BODY STYLES AVAILABLE, BY YEAR      242

CHAPTER NOTES      247

BIBLIOGRAPHY      255

INDEX      263

Book Reviews & Awards

“this book is a wonderful history…fascinating…beautifully illustrated…a highly readable book well worth space in the library of any collector interested in fine and rare American cars”—SAH Journal; “recommended”—Antique Automobile; “very fascinating”—Hemmings Classic Car; “highly recommended”—The Automobile.