1903 STEVENS-DURYEA 7hp MODEL L RUNABOUT

Stevens Duryea 7hp MODEL L RUNABOUT

Year: 1903
Chassis no: 354
Registration: BS8692
Price: £125,000

1903 STEVENS-DURYEA 7hp MODEL L RUNABOUT

Chassis number: 354

Registration Number:  BS8692

VCC Dated 1903

Fully restored last year, this car had previously resided for decades & decades in a european museum.  Since Aquisition the car has been disassembled & fully restored & rebuilt in both mechanical & cosmetic areas.

The J. Stevens Arms & Tool Co. of Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts got into the automobile business in 1901, offering a car designed by J. Frank Duryea—who, along with brother Charles, had produced America's first series-built automobiles in 1895. In November of that same year, Frank drove a Duryea horseless carriage to victory in the first automobile race ever held in America.

First generation Stevens-Duryea cars were produced between 1901 and 1906. Built on a 69-inch wheelbase, they were powered by a horizontally opposed 2-cylinder engine originally rated at five horsepower. The cars featured an unusual mechanism that permitted the driver to start the engine while seated, instead of by direct cranking. Steering was by tiller. After 1903, a 3-speed sliding gear transmission was used and the 1904 model, with its engine now rated at seven horsepower, boasted a new three-point engine mounting. 

Being a twin the car is well suited to taking multiple passengers on the London to Brighton Veteran car run.  A cape cart style hood provides some protection from the elements.  The fold out front seat allows for carriage of two additonal passengers making it a full 4 seat car.  This is a fully restored veteran that wants for nothing & would make a great car as a first foray into veteran motoring.

Call Richard Biddulph.  Mobile ++44 (0) 7967 260673

Simone Della Corte Mobile ++44 (0) 7377070943

Sales & Valuations

Vintage & Prestige of Northampton Ltd.

richard@vandp.net

www.vandp.net

Showroom:

2 Ryehill Ct, Lodge Farm Industrial Estate, Northampton NN5 7UA

Service & Trim:

Unit 29, Globe Industrial Estate. Grays Essex, RM176ST

Viewings & Visits Strictly by appointment only please. We have on site long term storage for over 200 cars with 24 hour security & covered trailer delivery to customers anywhere in Europe

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1903 STEVENS-DURYEA 7hp MODEL L RUNABOUT

Chassis number: 354

Registration Number:  BS8692

VCC Dated 1903

Fully restored last year, this car had previously resided for decades & decades in a european museum.  Since Aquisition the car has been disassembled & fully restored & rebuilt in both mechanical & cosmetic areas.

The J. Stevens Arms & Tool Co. of Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts got into the automobile business in 1901, offering a car designed by J. Frank Duryea—who, along with brother Charles, had produced America's first series-built automobiles in 1895. In November of that same year, Frank drove a Duryea horseless carriage to victory in the first automobile race ever held in America.

First generation Stevens-Duryea cars were produced between 1901 and 1906. Built on a 69-inch wheelbase, they were powered by a horizontally opposed 2-cylinder engine originally rated at five horsepower. The cars featured an unusual mechanism that permitted the driver to start the engine while seated, instead of by direct cranking. Steering was by tiller. After 1903, a 3-speed sliding gear transmission was used and the 1904 model, with its engine now rated at seven horsepower, boasted a new three-point engine mounting. 

Being a twin the car is well suited to taking multiple passengers on the London to Brighton Veteran car run.  A cape cart style hood provides some protection from the elements.  The fold out front seat allows for carriage of two additonal passengers making it a full 4 seat car.  This is a fully restored veteran that wants for nothing & would make a great car as a first foray into veteran motoring.

Call Richard Biddulph.  Mobile ++44 (0) 7967 260673

Simone Della Corte Mobile ++44 (0) 7377070943

Sales & Valuations

Vintage & Prestige of Northampton Ltd.

richard@vandp.net

www.vandp.net

Showroom:

2 Ryehill Ct, Lodge Farm Industrial Estate, Northampton NN5 7UA

Service & Trim:

Unit 29, Globe Industrial Estate. Grays Essex, RM176ST

Viewings & Visits Strictly by appointment only please. We have on site long term storage for over 200 cars with 24 hour security & covered trailer delivery to customers anywhere in Europe

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