5 1900 SMITH RUN­ABOUT

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This one-of-one early mo­tor ve­hi­cle was built in Los An­ge­les by brothers Alonzo and Reuben Smith. It’s fit­ted with a two-cylin­der air­cooled en­gine de­signed by the brothers, and a rudi­men­tary belt-and-pul­ley drive sys­tem. It puts out about 5hp for an es­ti­mated neck-snap­ping top speed of 25mph. It’s the old­est sur­viv­ing gaso­line-pow­ered ve­hi­cle built in Los An­ge­les

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