American Automotive manufacturer Detroit, Michigan USA From 1916 to 1924
Columbia Motors was a Detroit, Michigan, United States based automobile manufacturer that produced automobiles from 1916 to 1924.
1921 Columbia Six Sedan car side view
Columbia Motors was incorporated in 1916, with John George Bayerline as company president and William E. Metzger as vice-president. Bayerline was the former president and general manager of the King Motor Car Company and former general manager and founder of the Warren Motor Car Company.
Cars Featured a 17 gallon fuel tank ,Timken axel and bearings,Gemmer steering,Durston transmission,Borg & Beck Clutch,Autolite Electrical and Contintal Motors.
Prior to founding Columbia, Metzger was a founder of the E-M-F Company which was later purchased by the Studebaker Corporation.
1921 Columbia Six touring car
Columbia Motors produced two models powered by Continental six-cylinder engines including the popular Columbia Six. In 1916, Columbia bought Argo Electric. A 1916 news item in the journal Horseless Age presents a "Columbia Touring Car". In 1923, Columbia acquired Liberty Motor Car.
1921 Columbia coupe