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1901 Oldsmobile

Curved Dash Replica

Offered At

$3,000

Stock
519
Vin
0SRB429WDB
Miles
1

1901 Oldsmobile Curved Dash Replica

1901 Oldsmobile Curved Dash Replica

NO TITLE-SOLD ON A BILL OF SALE ONLY

When it inspires a song (below), you know it's popular. This Oldsmobile was the bestselling car in America from 1902 to 1905. Automobiles had an emotional appeal. A driver in 1901 said that controlling a car satisfied “an almost universal sense, the love of power.” Despite the attraction, cars were not a significant player in the transportation world. In 1903, 4,000 people bought Oldsmobile's, but more than 900,000 bought buggies and carriages.

This car was originally factory built by Horseless Carriage Corporation of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida sometime between 1958 and 1959. The model was known as a “Merry Olds” and these replica cars were featured in the September 1958 issue of Popular Mechanics Magazine. Sold on a Bill of Sale only, no title.

Named after a popular song of 1905 – 'In My Merry Oldsmobile' – the Merry Olds was a revival of Oldsmobile's famous curved dash 4-passenger car of 1901. Intended as a recreational vehicle, the Merry Olds was introduced in 1958 by a gentleman who started the company named Captain Al Starts. The car was advertised as 'The car with the backward look'.

It is a close copy of Oldsmobile's original 4-passenger right down to its tiller steering, bicycle type wheels, chain drive and brass lamps. Seating is leather tufted and buttoned in jet black. The Merry's engine is a single-cylinder 6.5 HP gasoline powered and has a top speed of 35mph and 60 miles per gallon was claimed.

Factory built and not a kit car, the Merry Olds could be licensed as a motor vehicle in all States. It runs well, steers, charges, starts and stops as it should. Paint is in good condition. Note the tires are not all matching white sidewalls. Sold on a Bill of Sale only.

Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 450 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.