Engine: SOHC inline four-cylinder w/ hemispherical combustion chambers
Horsepower: 50 bhp, 649.2 cu. in.
A Little History
The Pungs-Finch is the ultimate early American Brass era automobile. The beautifully restored “Iron Butterfly” has four cylinders which were displaced as many cubic inches as two smart car engines. The engine has inclined overhead valves in hemispherical combustion chambers and is operated by a single gear-driven overhead shaft. The 1904 models came with 14 hp cylinder engines. The following year, the Model 35 Runabout of 5808 cc, as well as the Model 50 of 6435 cc, replaced these earliest models.
Sold to Henry Austin Clark Jr., shortly thereafter, it was restored with a new runabout body designed by Richard Teague and restored by Leonard Davis. In this form, the car appeared in Automobile Quarterly, Volume 8, Number 1, in an article by Beverly Rae Kimes titled Pungs-Finch Indeed! that was later anthologized in the AQ book World of Cars.