Overland offered four different engines in 1910 that included a 25 hp, 30 hp, 34 hp and a 45 horsepower. The 25 horsepower engine was mated to a 2-speed planetary transmission. The larger engines could be purchased with either the 2 speed planetary or 3 speed manual.
This car was sold new in Walhalla, SC. It was purchase from the original owner in 1950 and cosmetically restored to be used in a movie with Susan Hayward, named I'd Climb The Highest Mountain.
At that time no one knew how to drive it. As a result the original owner can be seen in the movie driving the car. Since then, it has been driven on many HCCA tours in North and South Carolina. It was always part of the present owner's family, but became a permanent part as it passed to the current owner's generation in 1990.
Claude Cox, a graduate of Rose Polytechnic Institute, founded the Overland Automobile Company in 1903, while he was an employee of the Standard Wheel Company of Terre Haute, Indiana. Two years later, Standard Wheel allowed Cox to move the Overland Automobile Company to Indianapolis, In. In 1908, John North Willys purchased Overland Motors and in 1912 it was renamed to Willys-Overland.By Daniel Vaughan | May 2018