1901 OLDSMOBILE CURVE DASH RUNABOUT -- ONE OF THE FIRST MASS PRODUCED CAR
Ransom E. Olds, an engineer of the first rate, developed his horseless carriage and his product became one of the first mass produced cars. His curve dash model was easily built but solidly engineered. An interesting fact was that during the 1904 Lousiana Purchase Exposition, the St. Louis World's Fair, curved dash Oldsmobiles were all over the fairgounds used as a pay-for-tour vehicle. This Olds curve dash is most likely a replica but shows features that would be found on an original. Notice the front spring between the wheels. This part is original but Olds engineered this spring to run the width along with the conventional placement besides the wheels. So, the overall look of this curve dash indicates very well what an ancient Olds looked like. Thanks for viewing this 1901 Oldsmobile curve dash runabout replica.
1903 Curved dash Oldsmobile Completed and Running
Well here it is finished and running as sweet as a nut. This was just before a test drive which I was going to film but there is a lot to do when driving it (steering, gears, mixture and spark setting) so I didn't manage that. But as the client wanted it to run (which no-one had managed for about 4 years) I was pleased with the result. It drove well too! For more old vehicle stuff go to www.rustytrucks.com
1905 Curved Dash Oldsmobile - Fountainhead Museum - Fairbanks Alaska
Taking a drive, and having fun with our "Merry Old" 1905 CDO. For more antics from Wedgewood Resort - visit our YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/user/fountainheadmuseum