All-Steel Motor Car Co.
St Louis, Missouri, USA|
The All-Steel was an automobile produced by the All-Steel Motor Car Co. of St. Louis from 1915 to 1916. Also known as the Alstel, it had a rather conventional 4-cylinder engine, but had a unique narrow platform backbone frame that enclosed the propeller shaft and gearbox. The body, electrically welded, was attached to the frame and rear axle at a mere three points, and as such, the body was easily removed. It cost a mere $465.
The company was reorganized as the Macon Motor Car Company in January 1917.
- ↑ "Macon Motor Car Co. Takes Over All-Steel Assets", The Automobile (Class Journal Co) 36(5). February 1, 1917.
- Georgano, G.N., "All-Steel", in G.N. Georgano, ed., The Complete Encyclopedia of Motorcars 1885-1968 (New York: E.P. Dutton and Co., 1974), pp. 36.