1905 Stanley Model CX news, pictures, and information
|Chassis Num: 1273|
One of these Stanley Runabouts, a stock model, was used by F. E. Stanley for the 'Climb to the Clouds' competition at Mt. Washington, NH, in 1904. Mr. Stanley posted a time for the 8-mile climb of just over 28 minutes - second only in the competition to a 60 hp Mercedes.
Chassis Num: 1305
|Sold for $48,400 at 2010 RM Auctions.|
This Model CX was last driven nearly 100 years ago. It has been carefully stored nearly its entire existence, and it is believed that this is the most original Stanley example in existence. The car was purchased new by wealthy Boston-area lawyer Albert Worthen. Mr. Worthen and his brother drove the car until 1912. At the time, it had about 2,400 miles, when it was put into the family barn. The car was sold to Don Bourdon in 1980, and that was the first time it left the family property since it was put into hibernation.
This Model CX has a factory-installed 16-inch diameter boiler, eight-horsepower engine and 48-gear ratio within the 78-inch wheelbase chassis. The car still has its original exterior, interior, lights and dual Ashton Valve gauges with Stanley Motor Carriage labels.
In 2010, the car was offered for sale at the Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey auction presented by RM Auctions. The car was estimated to sell for $70,000-$90,000 and offered without reserve. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $48,400 including buyer's premium.
By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2010
|FULL STEAM AHEAD FOR HISTORICS|
|• Stanley Steamer takes centre stage for spring sale|
Brooklands will provide the backdrop for the ultimate MPV – built long before the category was even invented – when a 1917 20hp Stanley Mountain Wagon crosses the 'block' on Saturday March 9th for Historics' spring sale. Having sold their dry plate photographic business to Eastman Kodak, twin brothers Francis E. Stanley and Freelan O. Stanley decided to set up the Stanley Motor Carriage Company in order to manufacture steam powe...[Read more...]
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