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1915 - 1922

Machine tool makers J.N. Ferguson entered the motor trade in the early 1900s, beoming bodybuilders and agents for many leading British and Continental quality cars, and by 1914 they had the largest car repair works in Ireland.  They introduced a very advanced car powered by 2.6 litre 4 cylinder engine in 1915.  Such advanced designs often struggle in the market-place, but the Fergus had less of a chance than most, appearing in the middle of World War I.  A chassis was shown at the New York Automobile Show in January 1916, and was very well received.  The Fergus did not reappear until 1920 by which time it had acquired front-wheel brakes and a 6-cylinder Northway engine. 

Back in Ireland there was a further attempt to market the design, which was renamed the O.D. (Owner driver).  Only one tourer was built , so total production was only three cars.

Source: Nick Georgano / The Beaulieu Encyclopdaedia of the Automobile

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