E.L. Twine established an American auto firm holding Auburn and Duesenberg in its portfolio of autos. Though he already had two unique marques below his management, Twine selected so as to add one bearing his identify and launched a extremely modern mannequin in 1929 known as the Twine L-29, which, as most might recall, was not essentially the most fortuitous time in American historical past for large enterprise. Regardless of launching a automobile simply earlier than the beginning of the Nice Melancholy, Twine survived, at the very 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 one of the vital cherished automobile options ever, the pop-up headlight. Innovation was an indicator of the Twine 810/812 and the forward-thinking parts embody the wrap-around entrance grille, rear-hinged hood, variable velocity wipers, hidden door hinges, and a hid gasoline filler cap. Issues with brakes overheating led engineers to drill a collection of holes within the wheel, which solved the problem and inadvertently created wheels with a hanging look. Contained in the automobile, drivers have been greeted by a dashboard that regarded extra like that of an airplane, with full instrumentation complemented by a radio, a characteristic not normal in vehicles for a few years after.
Additionally, the Twine was positioned under the Duesenberg in worth, nevertheless it was nonetheless a really costly automobile. For the cash spent on one, the 170 hp supercharged V8 propelled an 812S to a high velocity of 102.3 mph, making it one of many quickest vehicles produced in its day.