The Ner-A-Car was designed by Carl A. Neracher who wanted a two-wheeled vehicle that was as car-like as possible, hence the evocative name. The pressed-steel chassis gave the bike a neat enclosed look and although it was easier to balance because of its low center of gravity, the bike’s hub-center steering made it more difficult to maneuver. The Ner-A-Car was powered by a 283cc two-stroke engine that transmitted power through a friction drive transmission. They were manufactured in New York and England between 1921 and 1927.
Collection of the Petersen Automotive Museum, gift of Gordon R. Howard
Image by: Jacob Nuibe Photography