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1908 Holsman Highwheeler Surrey

  • Chassis Number: 2651V
This Holsman Model H-11 Touring was purchased by William Ayers of Sussex, New Jersey in 1908. It was delivered to him off a train from the factory in St. Louis, Missouri. Mr. Ayers was a salesman for the Honesdale Shoe Company. Mr. Ayers removed the Holsman's rear seat and used the car to haul footwear around Sussex County.

Mr. Ayers's son, R.D., later inherited his father's Holsman, which was then passed to his brother. In April of 1964, it was acquired from its original owner's family by Richard Roy, a resident of the Sussex County town of Branchville. At the time of purchase, the car was in well-preserved as-acquired condition, including a re-installed rear seat. The car was restored in the late 1960s after which it was entered in the 1964 AACA Eastern Fall Meet in Hershey, Pennsylvania, finishing 2nd in Class 2. The car is believed not to have been shown publicly since but has remained in the Roy Collection for over 50 years.

This Holsman has a leather interior, and brass headlamps and hubcaps. The 100.5 cubic-inch twin-cylinder engine produces 12.8 horsepower and there is a two-speed manual transmission with reverse.

By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2015

2015 RM Sotheby's Hershey Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $30,000-USD $50,000 
Sale Price :
USD $27,500

1908 Holsman Highwheeler Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Holsman Highwheeler

(Data based on Model Year 1908 sales)
1908 Holsman Model 10 Runabout
Chassis#: 2560V
Sold for USD$66,000
  2017 The Auburn Auction : Worldwide Auctioneers
 
1908 Holsman Model H-11 Touring
Chassis#: 2651V
Sold for USD$27,500
  2015 RM Sotheby's Hershey Auction
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1908 Holsman High-Wheel Runabout
Chassis#: 2478V
Sold for USD$38,500
  2015 RM Sotheby's Hershey Auction
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1908 Holsman Model 10-K High-Wheeler
Chassis#: 3031
Sold for USD$45,100
  2010 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach Auctions
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1908 Holsman Model 10-K High Wheeler
Sold for USD$41,800
  2010 Worldwide Auctioneers - The Houston Classic Weekend
 

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Chassis #: 2651V
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