Friday, July 28, 2017

The Cornelian

Griffith Borgeson, The Golden Age of the American Racing Car, Bonanza Books 1966
The 1912 Cornelian was probably the first sheet metal monocoque-bodied automobile built. It also had probably the first 4 wheel independent suspension with hubs mounted to the ends of transverse leaf springs. The 118 cu in engine, though about one third the size of the competition powered the car to a mid-field finish in its first race.

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