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1902 Oldsmobile Model R Curved Dash Runabout

1902 Oldsmobile Model R Curved Dash Runabout

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1902 Oldsmobile Model R Curved Dash Runabout

1902 Oldsmobile Model R Curved Dash Runabout
AUCTION RESULTS: Car was Sold at a price of $51,700

4.5bhp, single cylinder engine with two speed transmission and center chain drive, leaf spring and solid axle front suspension and leaf spring rear suspension, mechanical brakes on transmission. Wheelbase: 66"

This very fine 1902 Olds was restored many years ago by George Green, a recognized authority on the Model R. Steered by a tiller and started with a crank conveniently located within reach of the seated driver, the Model R's single-cylinder engine produces four and a half horsepower, and ticks over at 500 revolutions per minute at top speed. This example boasts Neverout brass kerosene headlights, and its signature feature, the curved dash or footboard, was directly transferred from carriage design as a feature that protected the car's occupants from the dirt and mud thrown up by horses' hooves.

This show-quality restoration continues to demonstrate its superior materials and workmanship. In fact, it may be the finest Curved Dash Oldsmobile extant and may be eligible for the annual London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, widely considered one of the premier events specifically organized for these delightful early automobiles.

All in all, this show-quality 1902 Curved Dash Runabout is a superb early Oldsmobile, manufactured by the sole American marque to be formed in the nineteenth century and survive into the twenty-first.

RM Auctions
Automobiles of Amelia Island
March 14, 2009
Website: www.rmauctions.com
Sold at a price of $51,700
Lot #240

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1902 Oldsmobile Model R Curved Dash Runabout

1902 Oldsmobile Model R Curved Dash Runabout

1902 Oldsmobile Model R Curved Dash Runabout

1902 Oldsmobile Model R Curved Dash Runabout

1902 Oldsmobile Model R Curved Dash Runabout

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