Beginning as the American Cyclecar Co., the Trumbull as it became to be known once acquired by Isaac B. Trumbull, was the first fully equipped Light Car for America. Early examples came equipped with friction disc transmissions and final drive by chain while later cars, like our example here in Tupelo, came with 3-speed manuals and shaft drive. Had more cyclecars been this well made and well equipped, the company may have been less encouraged to export models abroad. It is believed that 20 Trumbull vehicles were on board the Lusitania the afternoon of May the 7th when the ship met a member of the German navy. Unfortunately, Mr Trumbull, his 20 examples vehicles, and his company went down with the ship. The seldom seen Connecticut-built cyclecar lasted in production less than 2 years with a yield of no more than 2000, surely here is an opportunity to acquire a unique car of amazing provenance.
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