1912 Case Model M Fore-Door Touring
Offered by Mecum | Frankfort, Illinois | October 1, 2022
Case is mostly known as a producer of agricultural equipment, which is what the J.I. Case Threshing Machine Company was founded to do in 1871. It’s also what the company was focusing on in 1999 when Case ceased being an independent entity. The brand lives on as a manufacturer of construction equipment (Case CE) and tractors (Case IH, as part of International Harvester).
Automobile production came in 1911 and lasted through 1927. Two models were offered in their second year: the Model L and Model M, with the latter being what is shown here. It is powered by an inline-four rated at 40 horsepower. Three factory body styles were offered, including this “Fore-Door” five-passenger touring car.
It’s thought that Case made about 24,000 cars, with about 100 left. This one is coming out of a museum. Click here for more info.
Update: Sold $110,000.