This 1902 Oldsmobile Model R Curved Dash Runabout was given a restoration many years ago by George Green, an individual recognized as an authority on the Model R. The vehicle has tiller steering, a single-cylinder engine producing four and a half horsepower, and a wheelbase that measures 66-inches. There are Neverout brass kerosene headlights and a two-speed transmission and center chain drive.
The name 'curved dash' references the footboard which was directly transferred from the carriage designs. This feature protected the passengers from the dirt and mud thrown up by the horses' hooves.
In 2009, this Model R was offered for sale at the Automobiles of Amelia Island Auction presented by RM Auctions. The vehicle was estimated to sell for $50,000 - $70,000 and offered without reserve. Those estimates were proven accurate when the lot was sold for $51,700 including buyer's premium.Also photographed at :