As Purchased Condition Of The Car

Right Side View

On January 1, 1998 the Stanley was picked up from the heated garage of its former owner Marvin Klair.  The car was brought to Wilhelm’s Service Center where it would undergo an evaluation and general review.  Shown here, the car sits on the twin-post hydraulic truck lift actually designed for lifting of vehicles like the Stanley for maintenance purposes.

Stanley Motor Carriage Company Serial Number 18137 was manufactured in 1918.  With a new body style the car carried a new model designation ~ Model 735.   Five variations of the Model 735 were available; the Model 735 which was a chassis only vehicle ($3,369.60); the Model 735A as a 4-passenger touring car ($3,863.90); the Model 735B as a 7-passenger touring car ($3,889.93); the Model 735C as a 4-passenger coupe ($5,449.90); and finally the Model 735D as a 5-passenger sedan ($5,449.90).  All prices included the war tax that was in effect during that era and all models provided a 130-inch wheelbase and 56-inch tread.

Standard equipment included Firestone 34” x 4” Light Demountable Rims with Firestone straight groove, black tread, 35” x 4-1/2” straight-side cord tires.  The wooden spoke wheels were of high quality ash.  For an additional $100 for black or $110 for white Houk “Quick Change” Wire Wheels manufactured by the Wire Wheel Corporation of America in Buffalo, New York could be supplied. 

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