John Gary Anderson


Sunday 17th November 1861

Born on this day, John Gary Anderson, manufacturer of the 1910 Rock Hill and 1916-1924 Anderson cars. Considered the most successful automobile ever built in the Southern United States, the Anderson was manufactured by a carriage works from 1916 to 1925 in Rock Hill, South Carolina. The company sold cars through a national dealer network. The company used Continental 7R flat six engines in its vehicles, which were noted for their attractive body styles and color combinations. Andersons were the first cars to be built with headlight foot dimmers and powered convertible tops. Production reached nearly 2,000 units in 1923 and in all 7,000 vehicles were produced during the life of the company.


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