This was the first year for a self-starter for the White automobile- which was big news for 1913. This was also a transitional year for the company, as it switched from kerosene-fueled lamps to electric lighting.
This is an original, unmolested automobile. Only its top and tires have been replaced. It was stored in a parking garage prior to World War Two. It spent its entire life in California until acquired by its current owner.
It has its rare, original radiator mascot - Athena, the Greek goddess of strength and wisdom. White's advertising in 1913 featured Greek god and goddesses who discussed changing their ancient form of transportation for White motor car.
White built automobiles from 1900 until 1918, when the company shifted production solely to trucks.