Earl Car & Truck Division - "Honest cars and trucks, for humble, hardworking people"
The Earl Motor Company is a large auto manufacturer, with a proud history of excellence, and a fine lineup of cars, trucks, and 4X4s for every budget available. No matter your taste, we can over you with one of our four brands: Earl Cars & Trucks, Silverhare, Hirondelle, and Steed.
Lee Harvey Earl (Americanized from Erlenmeyer) was born in 1875 in the town of Rejection, Nevada, son to German Jewish immigrants. His father wanted him to follow in his footsteps as a rancher, but Lee showed mechanical aptitude from a young age - by repairing and even improving upon machinery belonging to local farmers, blacksmiths, and the nearby silver mine. He was able to go to high school, and was at the age of 16 was accepted into the inaugural class of Stanford University, despite failing the entry exam in English. There he studied Mining Engineering alongside future president Herbert Hoover. Upon graduation in 1895 he was hired by the Gummer Mining Corporation to help supervise the construction of a salt mine in upper Michigan. After a few years of mining he became interested in the new fad of the automobile, and worked for several Detroit area manufacturers, learning from the faults of failed companies. After the failed venture of the Rapids Auto Company, in 1909 he created what would become the Earl Motor Company. His first cars were advanced but relatively affordable, offering the cheapest six cylinder cars in the country, with some of the earliest all steel bodies and underslung chassis. The Earl name would come to represent honest value vehicles, well engineered but free of much styling. Earl has advanced with the ages and adapted to a changing America, but its values have never changed.
The 1956 Lineup
In the style-focused 1950s, Earl kept up with trends, started adding two toning while maintaining a taught size, coming in at affordable prices.
The Earl E15 Workman - $1,499 - Shown in Banana Split
The E15 is the backbone of hard work everywhere. With a standard Black Smoke Six engine with 110 gross horsepower, 3 speed manual transmission, and heavy duty suspension, it can do any jobs you ask of it. It offers options to increase capability, such as an overdrive transmission, as well as niceties such as power steering and a radio.
The Earl Glenwood - $2,199 - Shown in Wash White over Blue Berry
The Glenwood is the premier mode of transport for families everywhere, with three rows of comfortable seating, versatile rear tailgate & glass hatch, and stylish chrome accents. Optional features such as a two speed automatic transmission, radio, V8 engine, and even air conditioning can make this car a machine to last through the ages.
The 1960 Lineup
Entering the 1960s, a changing country cried out for alternatives to big, chrome-laden cars. Earl Motor Company invested into four completely different ideas for “compact” car lines, two of which were sold under the Earl brand. Even the company’s large cars were revitalized with lightweight unitized construction.
The Earl Eagle Custom Wagon - $2,299 - Shown in Cherry Bomb
The Eagle is the family car of tomorrow - easy to drive, easy to park, with room for up to six in a pinch (delete option front bench required). The huge rear cargo area of a wagon only improves this capability. A standard 100 gross hp Black Smoke Six engine and 3 speed manual provide efficiency and utility, but optional 115hp engine, 2 speed automatic, and power steering can make driving a breeze.
The Earl Banshee - $3,499 - Shown in Young Turq
The Banshee is the American made car that provides the fine sporting driver’s experience of a European road car. But more than that, it maintains the comfort, value, and drivability of Earl’s finest vehicles, but most of all our company’s unmatched reliability. Truly, the best of both worlds.