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Inline 4
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Manual
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VIN
44589

Description

30/35 HP, In-Line F-Head 4-Cylinder Engine, 3-Speed Transmission, Shaft Drive Engine No. 44589 When Ransom E. Olds left the Oldsmobile Company in 1904 for "certain reasons" as a young GM's PR department declared, he set out to build the cars he felt should be produced. He would do what few others could do and that is achieve success in his endeavors. In 1909 he introduced his first 4-cylin...

30/35 HP, In-Line F-Head 4-Cylinder Engine, 3-Speed Transmission, Shaft Drive Engine No. 44589 When Ransom E. Olds left the Oldsmobile Company in 1904 for "certain reasons" as a young GM's PR department declared, he set out to build the cars he felt should be produced. He would do what few others could do and that is achieve success in his endeavors. In 1909 he introduced his first 4-cylinder model, and like many of his earlier developments this was well engineered. Olds had invested nearly a quarter-century in the business and considered this to be his "farewell" design. When the "Fifth" was put into production it featured such advancements as worm and sector steering gears with steering wheel on the left, multiple disc clutch and center shift control. This touring car was one of 7,467 produced during the 1913 season, and stands as a testament to the quality of its construction. Given a light cosmetic restoration a number of years ago it has been an important part of the collection for over two decades. Reportedly this car has been run in recent years and with just a bit of work could be ready to ply the highways. Finished with an ivory paint job, black leather seats and with a heavy top in dark brown, it is wearing a set of 34" x 4" Firestone "Non-Skid" tires on the original wood spoke wheels. It is time for this legend of the highways to come back to life and it will be giving its new owners many years of enjoyable antique motoring adventures.

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