1912 Overland Model 59 Torpedo Roadster Fully Restored and Ready for the Road
- Condition: Used
- Make: Other Makes
- Year: 1912
- Mileage: 72835
- VIN: 598195
- Color: Other
- Engine size: 30 HP
- Interior color: Other
- Options: Leather seats, Convertible
- Vehicle Title: Clean Want to buy? Contact seller!
1912 Other Makes
The Overland Automobile Company traces its roots to 1903 in Terre Haute, Indiana founded by Claude Cox a Rose Hulman Graduate with the backing of the Standard Wheel Corporation- an established supplier of wheels ot the carriage industry. Cox successfully produced some interesting and innovative cars for 2 years before production was moved to Indianapolis. Standard Wheel decided to leave the automobile business and sold the company to Cox for $8,000. David Parry became a 51% investor and ran the company as an extension of his highly successful Carriage business until the Panic of 1907 bankrupted him. The company was sold to J.N. Willys in 1908 and production moved to Toledo. OH shortly thereafter. Production continued to grow and Overland remained a top 3 US auto manufacturer though 1919. .
This attractive and sporting Brass Era Roadster exemplifies the Era like few other cars can. Its Jockular appearance and tasteful Color combination make it truly one of the neatest medium HP Brass Era Runabouts we have seen. Nicely restored with an exceptional amount of high quality brass appointments, this is just an exciting car. Featuring a Full Windshield, Serpentine Horn, Full compliment of Brass Lamps, Dual Mirrors, Walnut Auxiliary Trunk, Rear Mounted Spare, Wood Spoke Wheels, Speedometer, and lovely Brass trimmed foot boards and hardware. The sumpuous Green leather upholstery is nicely detailed and matches the undercarriage and wheel finishes perfectly. Nicely Pinstriped, the Cream Paint shines.
a 30 HP 4 Cylinder Engine coupled to a transaxle rear end, the car is a real performer and sure to please the avid Brass Era Tour fan. Offered out of long term ownership, this car has been well looked after and cared for.
If you are looking for a Brass Era Roadster this car ticks all the boxes.