Seal Cove Auto Museum, Antique Autos and Motorcycles from the Brass Era, Mount Desert Island, Maine
1915 FRP
  • Manufacturer: Finley-Robertson-Porter Company, Port Jefferson, New York 1914-1918
  • Model: 45, Chassis #5
  • Coachbuilder: Brewster
  • Cost new: Chassis $5,000 Body $3,000
  • Number produced: 9
  • Engine: Single overhead camshaft inline four cylinder water-cooled
  • Horsepower: 100
  • Transmission: Four-speed selective sliding
  • Suspension: Semi-elliptic leaf springs
  • Brakes: Mechanical on rear wheels
  • Special features: #5 of only nine built and the only one known to survive

Advertised as “America's Foremost Pleasure Car,” the F.R.P. was also one of America’s most expensive and most limited edition cars. With a top-speed of 80-plus M.P.H., this very rare car was designed by Finley R. Porter, creator of the T-head Mercer Raceabout.