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1904 Oldsmobile Model R Curved Dash Pie Wagon

1904 Oldsmobile Model R Curved Dash Pie Wagon

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1904 Oldsmobile Model R Curved Dash Pie Wagon

1904 Oldsmobile Model R Curved Dash Pie Wagon
AUCTION RESULTS: Lot was Sold at a price of $72,600

7hp, 95.4 cu. in. horizontal single-cylinder engine, two-speed planetary transmission, solid front axle and live rear axle with single chain drive, suspension by a single longitudinal leaf spring on each side, and mechanical brakes on differential and transmission. Wheelbase: 66"

The July/August 1965 issue of Antique Automobile, the official publication of the Antique Automobile Club of America, featured this particular 1904 Oldsmobile Model R Curved Dash "Pie Wagon" on the cover. While not officially referred to as a "Pie Wagon" by Oldsmobile, its 500-pound, one cubic yard enclosed cargo capacity perfectly suited bakery deliveries. As a result, "Pie Wagon" became commonly accepted instead of Oldsmobile's official designation of "Light Delivery Wagon".

During the early 1950s, this delightful Oldsmobile was discovered by Stone Mountain Museum founder Tommy Protsman. It was largely intact but missing its bodywork from the beltline up. Protsman sent the Pie Wagon to George Green, who was recognized as the expert in Curved Dash Oldsmobile restorations, and the two of them set about creating the magnificently restored vehicle offered here. Upon completion, it earned an AACA National First Prize in 1963, a Senior National First Prize in June of 1964, and today, it remains in high-point condition.

Resplendent in black, the Oldsmobile is complemented by red accents, gold leaf "Oldsmobile" scripts, black 12-spoke wheels and "No Skid" tires. It also includes a collection of rare and attractive period accessories such as a set of Badger Brass Solar Model 56 kerosene headlights, taillight, brass handrails and a brass railing on the footboard with "Oldsmobile" integrated within it. The passenger area features handsome, period correct button-tufted upholstery as well as two storage compartments beneath the seat. The rear cargo compartment is lined with beautifully finished wood paneling.

The vehicle is offered complete with its original engine number tag, AACA paperwork and tags from April 1965, a copy of the aforementioned Antique Automobile feature article and a selection of photographs of the car before, during and after restoration. Charming, rare and beautifully presented, it is a delightful example of very early American automotive history.

RM Auctions
Automobiles of Amelia Island
March 14, 2009
Website: www.rmauctions.com
Sold at a price of $72,600
Lot #240

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