E.L. Twine established an American auto firm holding Auburn and Duesenberg in its portfolio of autos. Though he already had two unique marques underneath his management, Twine selected so as to add one bearing his title and launched a extremely revolutionary mannequin in 1929 referred to as the Twine L-29, which, as most might recall, was not probably the most fortuitous time in American historical past for giant enterprise. Regardless of launching a automotive simply earlier than the beginning of the Nice Melancholy, Twine survived, at the least, for a time.
The L-29 launched Individuals to front-wheel-drive, and that continued into later fashions, together with the 812. Moreover, the 810 launched the world to some of the cherished automotive options ever, the pop-up headlight. Innovation was a trademark of the Twine 810/812 and the forward-thinking components embody the wrap-around entrance grille, rear-hinged hood, variable velocity wipers, hidden door hinges, and a hid gas filler cap. Issues with brakes overheating led engineers to drill a sequence of holes within the wheel, which solved the problem and inadvertently created wheels with a putting look. Contained in the automotive, drivers had been greeted by a dashboard that appeared extra like that of an airplane, with full instrumentation complemented by a radio, a function not commonplace in vehicles for a few years after.
Additionally, the Twine was positioned beneath the Duesenberg in worth, but it surely was nonetheless a really costly automotive. For the cash spent on one, the 170 hp supercharged V8 propelled an 812S to a prime velocity of 102.3 mph, making it one of many quickest vehicles produced in its day.