Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Horseless Carriage

We were told that this is the most difficult 'car' to drive in the entire collection. The steering is almost impossible to manuever. Good thing it can't go very fast!

1906 Success

Model: A

Body Style: Auto Buggy

Chassis & Body by: Success Auto-Buggy Manufacturing Company of St. Louis, Missouri

Engine: 17.8 cid air cooled single cylinder 2 hp

This primitive chain-drive high-wheeler sold for $250 new.


Small City Scenes said...

That is a beauty. I bet the steering was a bear. Look where the steering wheel is in comparison to the front tires. But people with great and doable imaginations have moved us forward. MB

Marcel said...

$250.00. I'll offer $100.00 used. Think they will take the offer?

Jim said...

Cant you just picture some guy driving that down a dirt road, tipping his hat as he passed the ladies, with a grin from ear to ear?

Louis la Vache said...

How interesting that a car named 'Success' was so hard to steer! Maybe that contributed to its LACK of Success!