This Stanley Steamer Model R 20 Roadster (Chassis # 5003) is a relic of the by-gone era of steam power. It sports a 20-horsepower two-cylinder, 4' bore 'wet' engine (actual output up to 60 bhp), full elliptical springs, and a wheelbase of 112 inches. The car is a wonderfully restored example of steam-powered early transportation, sharing the road with horses and buggies.
This car is one of only eight factory-produced Model R Stanley's known to survive. It has double buckets and a 'mother-in-law' seats in the rear. In the 1970s, the car was restored by Tom Marshall. It is believed that during that time, a larger condensing boiler and motor were fitted tot he car. Ownership later passed from Mr. Marshall to Brent Campbell and, more recently, Edwin 'Ted' Jameson. In 2005, the car was purchased by the present owner.
In 2010, this Model R 20 Horsepower Roadster was offered for sale at the Gooding & Company Auction held in Scottsdale, Arizona. The lot was estimated to sell for $125,000 - $175,000 and offered without reserve. As bidding came to a close, the lot was sold for the sum of $104,500, including buyer's reserve.Also photographed at :