1907 Matheson Four Runabout / 550 Vehicle Information

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1907 Matheson Four photograph

1907 Matheson Four photograph

1907 Matheson Four photograph

1907 Matheson Four photograph

1907 Matheson Four photograph

1907 Matheson Four photograph

1907 Matheson Four photograph

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1907 Matheson Four photograph

1907 Matheson Four photograph

1907 Matheson Four photograph

1907 Matheson Four photograph

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Sold for $212,800 at 2019 Bonhams : Amelia Island.
The Matheson Company produced automobiles in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, from 1906 through 1912, and only four surviving examples exist. This particular example is a 'Big Four' with a 50 horsepower four-cylinder engine with a single overhead cam and fully exposed valve gear. It has a 490 cubic-inch displacement and powers the rear wheels via a three-speed manual transmission. Rear drum brakes provide the stopping power.

Waynes Leonard purchased a Matheson 'Big Four' chassis and engine in the 1970s. Don C. Boulton purchased another 'Big Four' chassis from California as the basis for his own car. With help from Ted Davis, castings and patters were made off the Leonard's car's original engine, machined, and installed into a running engine on the Boulton chassis by Art Bergstrom and Charlie Trotman.

It is believed that the bodywork used was by the J.M. Quinby Company of Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. Herb Singe, Sr., of New Jersey owned of a Palmer-Singer with Quinby coachwork in very similar fashion to the original Matheson design. Exact measurements were taken and allowed for the recreation of an original Quinby body by Stan Francis, on the newly completed Matheson chassis and engine. The work was completed in the late 1980s. The car was built to concours standards. It was given Solar model 898 headlamps and side lamps, and Neverout acetylene generator. To make operation easier, an electric starter was discretely added.

In 2004, the car was shown at the Meadowbrook Concours d'Elegance.


By Daniel Vaughan | May 2019


2019 Bonhams : Amelia Island

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $250,000-USD $350,000 
Sale Price :
USD $212,800

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1907 sales)
1907 Matheson 'Big Four' 50HP Seven-Passenger Touring
Chassis#: 550
Sold for USD$212,800
  2019 Bonhams : Amelia Island
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