The ex-William Harrah Collection,1909 Stanley Model E2 10 HP Runabout   Chassis no. 4852
Lot 339
1909 Stanley Model E2 10 HP Runabout
Registration no. SV 4105 Chassis no. 4852
£50,000 - 60,000
US$ 78,000 - 94,000

Lot Details
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The ex-William Harrah Collection
1909 Stanley Model E2 10 HP Runabout
Registration no. SV 4105
Chassis no. 4852

Footnotes

  • For the 1909 season Stanley offered four standard production models, the 10hp Model E2 Runabout, the 20hp Model R Roadster, the 30hp Model M Touring and the mighty 30hp Model Z Mountain Wagon. The twin cylinder 10hp model was first catalogued in 1905 as the Model DX Surrey, the Model E Runabout and the Model G Speedster. The 10hp Stanley was to be the mainstay of production, offering budget level motoring. The Model E2 10hp of 1909 retailed at $850 in Runabout form and accommodated up to four passengers. Stanley built their own coachwork to a high standard and the double-acting, twin-cylinder engine, combined with the 18" boiler, gave the Model E2 an output rating of 10hp and an exhilarating turn of speed both forwards and backwards!

    According to the Stanley Register, car 4852 was owned in the U.S. by Ken Maxwell in the mid-1960s and later passed to renowned collector William 'Bill' Harrah of Reno, Nevada, Casino fame. The majority of the vast and outstanding Harrah Collection cars were sold publicly in a series of auctions in the mid-1980s, this car being offered as lot number 203 in the June 1986 sale. In the catalogue, the Stanley was described as 'Restored by Harrah's Automobile Collection and in excellent overall condition. Body, paint, plating, upholstery and tires good'. After that auction, the Steamer is known to have been owned by Brian Woodford of Singapore before coming to Europe.

    Its older rebuild has aged over time, but as many will attest to, Harrah's restorations set new standards in the 1960s, the procedure generally involving taking good quality, highly original and correct cars as their basis. There is no doubt that this car would have met those criteria. It is now many years since that restoration was completed but today the cosmetic condition of this car continues to reflect the standard of restoration – now arguably enhanced by the acquisition of a gentle patina. It is not known when this Stanley was last in steam – probably some years ago – and as safety is a prerequisite of Steam car ownership it is important that no attempt is made to steam this vehicle without carrying out all the essential boiler inspections and safety checks. It is quite likely that the vehicle has seen little use since restoration. There are bills on file dated 2002 from steam specialist J.R. Goold, listing work carried out and parts supplied to bring this car 'to a satisfactory running condition'.

    With a provenance that includes long term ownership in one of the greatest car collections of all time this iconic steam car comes with a letter from the Stanley Museum in Maine confirming the originality of the vehicle, a photocopy of firing and running instructions, a number of expired MoT certificates and an interesting history file. It is Swansea registered as an historic vehicle.
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