The car was bought from Massachusetts in the United States for $600, and ran on 6 water reservoirs, with a range of a whopping 24 miles before having to be refilled. It could reach a high speed of 40 mph, but had to be stopped when there was a horse-drawn carriage in view, so as not to scare the horses.
By 1903, Mr Dandurand had a total of 4 automobiles, but not everyone approved of such noisy vehicles, and he was often stopped for disrupting the peace.
|Mr Ucal-Henri Dandurand and his wife in his first car. (source)|
|Mr Dandurand outside his house, with car and chauffeur (1915) (source)|
LinksCBC Radio Link (in french).
M. Ucal-Henri Dandurand (in french).
Maison Durand (in french).