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About Wills Sainte Claire

Wills Sainte Claire was an automobile brand manufactured by the C. H. Wills and Company, in Marysville, Michigan, from 1921-1927. Childe Harold Wills, the company founder, was a perfectionist and his automobile company focused on very high quality cars. Wills' mother was a fan of Lord Byron's poetry and Wills seldom used his full name.

Wills had been with Henry Ford, where metallurgy was his specialty. Wills invented Vanadium steel for the production of the Ford Model T. Wills was also a designer and is credited with designing the script "Ford Blue Oval" emblem that the company uses to this day.

Wills left Ford on his own terms and with a sizeable severance package of more than 1.5 million dollars, which he used to establish his own car company he originally named "Wills Saint Clair" – Wills for himself and "Saint Clair" for the Saint Clair River near which his new factory was located. Wills later added the extra e's, thinking that it elevated the cachet of the product.

The first Wills Sainte Claire rolled off the assembly line in 1921. Production was delayed due to metallurgy issues surrounding the use of molybdenum in castings, which Wills insisted be used in the production of the car in order to ensure its durability. Despite the durability of the cars, once production got underway most of Wills' executive staff abandoned him by 1922 because Wills was known to shut the whole assembly line down if a new and innovative method occurred to him. After going into receivership that year, the company was refinanced by a group of bankers from Boston and reincorporated as Wills Sainte Claire Incorporated in 1923.

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4-door
5-seat
V8 16v 4.4L SOHC M-3
50.0 kW / 67.1 hp / 67.1 hp        
   

Wills Sainte Claire A-68 (1921)

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 4350 cm3 / 265.5 cu in / 265.5 cu in, 50.0 kW / 67.1 hp / 67.1 hp @ 2700 rpm / 2700 rpm / 2700 rpm, manual 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

4-door
5-seat
V8 16v 4.4L SOHC    
              
   

Wills Sainte Claire B-68 (1926)

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 4350 cm3 / 265.5 cu in / 265.5 cu in, rear wheel drive

4-door
5-seat
S6 12v 4.5L SOHC M-3
49.2 kW / 66.0 hp / 66.0 hp        
   

Wills Sainte Claire W6 (1921)

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 4486 cm3 / 273.8 cu in / 273.8 cu in, 49.2 kW / 66.0 hp / 66.0 hp @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

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Beyond basic auto insurance

In addition to having enough liability protection, there are some other coverages you should consider:

Collision: Pays for damage to your car resulting from a collision with another car, an object or as a result of flipping over. It also covers damage caused by potholes. Even if you are at fault for the accident, your collision coverage will reimburse you for the costs of repairing your car, minus the deductible. If you are not at fault, your insurance company may try to recover the amount they paid out from the other driver’s insurance company though a process called subrogation. If the company is successful, you will be reimbursed for the deductible.

Comprehensive: Reimburses you for loss due to theft or damage caused by something other than a collision with another car or object, such as fire, falling objects, missiles, explosion, earthquake, windstorm, hail, flood, vandalism, riot, or contact with animals such as birds or deer. Comprehensive insurance will also reimburse you if your windshield is cracked or shattered; some companies may waive the deductible on the glass portion of this coverage.

Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage: Reimburses you, a member of your family, or a designated driver if one of you is hit by an uninsured or hit-and-run driver. Underinsured motorist coverage comes into play when an at-fault driver has insufficient insurance to pay for your total loss. These coverages are required in 19 states, but available in all. It is important to purchase the same amount of coverage for uninsured/underinsured motorists as you have for liability to others.

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