The Crow-Elkhart was an American automobile manufactured from 1909 until 1924 by the Crow-Elkhart Motor Company of Elkhart, Indiana, founded by Martin E. Crow.
The company manufactured both four and six cylinder models. After World War I, Crow-Elkhart used Gray victory engines in some of its cars.
In 1922, the company went into receivership, and on June 22, 1923, the company's assets were sold for $78,000.
Crow-Elkhart Motor Car Co.
The founders of this early American Automobile manufacturer were Dr. L.C. Crow and his son Martin Crow. The Crow-Elkhart automobile was produced in Elkhart, Indiana from 1909 to 1924. The Crow-Elkhart's were some of the first self starters.
The first automobile produced was a 5 passenger touring car. As you can see in the magazine ad below this car sold for $935.00 in 1918.
Crow-Elkhart's motor cars were powered by Rutenber, Lycoming, Herschell-Spillman, Gray and Atlas proprietary engines. The first being a 30 horsepower Herschell-Spillman. 1918 engine specifications include a 4 cylinder with a Zenith carburetor, Connecticut ignition and Dyneto self starting motor and lighting.
In addition to the touring car, Crow Elkhart produced a 3 passenger convertible coupe, 5 passenger sedan. Deluxe models included a 5 passenger touring and a small 4 passenger deluxe clover leaf body. See all the 1918 Crow-Elkhart models below.
|1911||4-cylinder||25, 29, 32, 35, 38, 40||109–120 in (2,769–3,048 mm)|
|Four(1912)||4-cylinder||20||110 in (2,794 mm) |
|1912||4-cylinder||26,27,28||114–18 in (2,896–457 mm)|
|1913||4-cylinder or 6-Cylinder||33-60||114–137 in (2,896–3,480 mm)|
|Four(1914-1915)||4-cylinder||26||114 in (2,896 mm)|
|Four(1914-1915)||4-cylinder||29||120 in (3,048 mm)|
|Six(1914-1915)||6-cylinder||34||130 in (3,302 mm)|
|Model 30(1916)||4-cylinder||20||112 in (2,845 mm)|
|Four(1917)||4-cylinder||20||114 in (2,896 mm)|
|Model C-E-36(1918-1919)||4-cylinder||20||115 in (2,921 mm)|
|Model L(1920-1923)||4-cylinder||34.9||117 in (2,972 mm)|
|Model H(1920)||6-cylinder||57||117 in (2,972 mm)|
|Model S(1921-1923)||6-cylinder||57||117 in (2,972 mm)|
From 1909 to 1911, the Black Motor Company of Chicago, Illinois, sold a rebadged Crow-Elkhart automobile as the "Black Crow".