1907 Stoddard Dayton

Model K Runabout

WAS $225,000

$199,900

OR

$1,841

PER MONTH
Appraised Value: $250,000.00
Stock
21666
Engine Size
4-Cylinder T-Head 35 H.P.
Transmission
3-Speed Manual
Exterior Color
Black
Interior Color
Black Leather
Stock
21666
Engine Size
4-Cylinder T-Head 35 H.P.
Transmission
3-Speed Manual
Exterior Color
Black
Interior Color
Black Leather

1907 Stoddard Dayton Runabout

1904 was the birth of the Stoddard Dayton, when John Stoddard decided to exit the farm implement business to build a high quality automobile for the emerging market in the U.S. His son Charles went to Europe to tour Continental automobile manufacturers and was concerned that electric and steam were outmoded forms of automobiles. The earliest Stoddard's, built in Dayton Ohio, were fitted with powerful Rutenber engines, built in Chicago, Illinois. The company's strategy was to build the highest quality motor cars with powerful engines. Henry J Edwards was designer and chief engineer of the company. The cars were clad with 18 to 30 oats of hand sanded and rubbed paint. After assembly each car was test driven 150 to 400 miles. The engine was disassembled, cylinders re-honed, valves ground and reassembled, and road tested again. Stoddard soon established a reputation as winning the first Indy 300 race - driver, Lewis Switzer, member of Switzer Cummins Co. 57.3 miles per hour (predecessor to the Indy 500). Stoddard boasted its reputation as winning sprint races, hill climbs and dirt track races all over the Midwest. In 1911 Carl Fricker, builder of the Indy 500 track, drove a Stoddard Dayton as the first pace car ever to start the Indianapolis 500. They advertised "None can go father" "None can go faster". Winning a perfect score in the 1907 Glidden Tour. These were truly early icons in automobile history. This Stoddard believed 1 of 4 exist, powered by a 4 cylinder T head engine capable of 50 to 60 mph speeds. This one enjoyed a very complete, no expense spared, frame off professional restoration. Mirror finish black paint, all restored brass including large solar headlamps. The engine and drive train was completely re-machined and recently disassembled by an expert mechanic who increased the tolerance to accommodate new aluminum pistons. Car was test driven recently; which proved testament of fact to exceed speeds of 50 plus miles per hour. A very rare powerful car and a delight to drive. A rare opportunity to own it. Youtube video available upon request. Call our classic car division at 815-385-8408 for video and/or vehicle information.
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Options and Accessories
  • Running Board Toolboxes
  • Rear Mount Spare
  • Brass Cowl Lamps
  • Natural Latex Finish Tires
  • Authentic Solar Brass Headlamps
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