touring car

noun

Definition of touring car

: an automobile suitable for distance driving: such as
a : a vintage automobile with two cross seats, usually four doors, and a folding top : phaeton sense 2
b : a modern usually 2-door sedan as distinguished from a sports car

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Examples of touring car in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It was introduced in 1908 for $825 (about $21,000 today), but as the years passed the price kept dropping, and by 1916 the price for the basic touring car was $360 (about $8,475 today). David Krumboltz, The Mercury News, "Me & My Car: 1919 Model T represents company’s 100 years," 26 Aug. 2019 The 29-year-old former European touring car star has taken to Indy cars like few others before him. Jim Ayello, Indianapolis Star, "IndyCar midseason review, Part I: What’s gone right," 14 June 2018 The Western American was stocked on newsstands, and Dever promoted it with a sales contest that offered a Reo touring car valued at $1,895 as the prize. Longreads, "Oregon’s Racist Past," 12 July 2018 When introduced, a convertible five-passenger touring car cost $850 ($22,471 today). Casey Williams, chicagotribune.com, "Driving the Ford Model T through 110 years of American audacity," 3 July 2018 Joe Hensler’s 1917 Dodge Brothers touring car is still motoring today. A.j. Baime, WSJ, "For a 101-Year-Old Car It Drives Pretty Well," 6 Mar. 2018 Success followed, notably on the Monte Carlo and other rallies, but also on road courses in touring car races. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Mini’s new John Cooper Works GP Concept has me hot and bothered," 6 Sep. 2017 Rutgers Unviversity Archive/Wikipedia On this day in 1909, Alice Huyler Ramsey became the first woman to drive across United States after arriving in San Francisco at the wheel of a 30-horsepower Maxwell touring car. Slate Magazine, "Join Slate’s open thread for the week of Aug 7.," 7 Aug. 2017

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1903, in the meaning defined above

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