The first collector of this vehicle was James Melton, an opera singer of the Firestone Hour radio program in 1940's. The car was later given to Mr. Melton by the Standard Oil Company of New York. Mr Foley has owned this car for 36 years. It has been shown with much success including an AACA national winner; Miller trophy winner - Best in Show at the Heritage Classic, Daytona Beach, Fl.
The J-35 models were built from 1911-1914 in Trenton, NJ. The chief engineer was Finley Robertson Porter.
The engine is a T-Head design generating 30.6 hp; t-head; wheel base 108'; 67' tire tread; gear ration 1st-8.58-1, 2nd 4.62-1, 3rd 3.47-1, 4th-2.52-1; bore-4 3/8' stroke 5'. Tire size 32x4; fuel capacity 25 gallons; oil capacity 5 gallons; original price $2600 FOB, Trenton, NJ.