1902 Toledo Model A news, pictures, and information
Chassis Num: 505263834
|Sold for $124,092 (£78,400) at 2010 RM Auctions.|
This Toledo Steam Runabout was part of the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry Collection during the early 1950s when it was owned by Lenox Lohr, the museum's president and a colleague of collector D. Cameron Peck. The Runabout is fitted with a twin-cylinder, double-acting engine that uses poppet valves unlike other conventional steam engine setups which often have side valves. The superheating boiler was of water tube design.
The exterior is finished in dark green with black leather seating and matching green running gear and black rubber tyres. It wears an older restoration which still shows well in modern times. The most recent owner converted the boiler to liquefied petroleum fuel and drove it on the New London-New Brighton antique car run in Wisconsin, USA in 2006.
In 2010, the vehicle was offered for sale at the Automobiles of London sale presented by RM Auctions. It was estimated to sell for $100,000 - $125,000 and offered without reserve. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $78,400, inclusive of buyer's premium.
By Daniel Vaughan | May 2011