Gables Service Station
30 June 2005
This lot is offered without a reserve
1922 OVERLAND MODEL 4
Registration No. FO 1183
Chassis No. 198807
Engine No. 198807
Engine: four cylinder, in-line, 2,366cc, 27 bhp; Gearbox: selective sliding three speeds forward and reverse; Suspension: semi-elliptic springs; Brakes: mechanical contracting on rear wheels. Right hand drive.
John North Willys, a pioneer automobile dealer from Elmira, NY became head of the nearly moribund Overland Co. of Indianapolis in 1907 after the firm had suffered financial reverses. The following year he moved production to the old Pope factory in Toledo, Ohio where the marque would make its home for decades to come. Overland soon earned a reputation for building sturdy, economical, stylish cars priced with three speed gearboxes, instead of Ford's two speed planetary gears, and with more powerful engines.
The example we offer for sale dates from the early vintage period, and was originally registered on 9th September 1922 with Radnor County Council. The history of the car is not known, but today it is in need of substantial restoration, having lost the rear half of its bodywork presumably in order to be used for some commercial purpose. Its storage in less than ideal circumstances has not aided this.
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This lot is offered without reserve.No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium, which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
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