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100 Years Ago in #Lakewood: Several newspapers advertised Paige cars in October …

2020-10-03 19:00:42

100 Years Ago in #Lakewood: Several newspapers advertised Paige cars in October 1920 as "the most beautiful car in America." A seven-passenger six-cylinder vehicle called the "Lakewood" could be purchased for $2,795, which was about half the price of a house in 1920. Manufactured by the Paige-Detroit Motor Company, the four-door, three-speed touring car was "capable of seventy-five miles per hour," although it broke an American stock car speed record the next year by traveling a mile in 35.01 seconds at 102.8 miles per hour. Image courtesy of www.wcroberts.org #hlbp #heritagelakewood #fastcars

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