1920 Auto Red Bug Red Bug

Price

$17,000

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Vehicle Info

condition
Condition
Used
engine
Engine
Electric
transmission
Transmission
CVT
drivetrain
Drivetrain
RWD
fuel
Fuel
Electric
exterior-color
Exterior Color
Red
interior-color
Interior Color
Red
stock
Stock #
CC-2155
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Fuel Economy
CITY
N/A
fuel-economy
HWY
N/A
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Description

In 1924 Briggs & Stratton Corporation of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, sold the rights to the successful Red Bug Buckboard they had been building—and which they had acquired from A.O. Smith Corporation. The buyer was the Automotive Electric Service Corporation of North Bergen, New Jersey. Production of the Red Bug, sometimes called the Auto Red Bug, continued, using the Briggs Motor Wheel. Automotive Electric Service started to build some Red Bugs with electric motors, notably the 12-volt motors used as starters on 1920s Dodges. Red Bugs were sold through the upmarket sporting and apparel retailer Abercrombie & Fitch in New York City, as well as high-end toy store F.A.O. Schwartz. Red Bugs continued in production until the late 1920s. During that period a fleet of Red Bugs went into rental service on Jekyll Island, an exclusive resort off the coast of Georgia where there were no gasoline-powered cars.

Dealership Info

Sun Valley Auto Sales

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