Tuesday 1st May 1917
The first Nelson automobile was completed in Detroit by the E.A. Nelson Motor Car Company. The Nelson was manufactured from 1917-21, and was designed by Emil A. Nelson, who formerly worked for Oldsmobile, Packard, and Hupmobile. It was designed along European lines and was equipped with a 2.4 litre four-cylinder aero-type engine with overhead cams. The vehicle was built as roadsters and a handful of closed models although the bulk of the company’s production was touring cars. Approximately 350 vehicles were built through the end of 1920, but vehicles continued to be sold until 1921.