The Paterson Motor Car Company was an American automobile manufacturer based in Paterson, New Jersey, operating from 1908 to 1923. Founded by William A. Paterson, the company aimed to produce affordable cars for the middle-class market. Paterson cars were known for their simplicity, reliability, and value, appealing to budget-conscious consumers seeking practical transportation. The company’s lineup included a range of models, from compact runabouts to larger touring cars, all designed to offer a balance of affordability and quality. Despite its relatively short production run, Paterson made significant contributions to the early automotive industry, providing an accessible option for motorists during a time of rapid growth and innovation. Today, Paterson cars are rare collectibles, prized by enthusiasts for their historical significance and connection to the early days of American motoring.

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