<B>1908 Galloway "Dual Purpose Vehicle" Highwheeler Station Wagon</B><BR />Engine no. 838

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1908 Galloway "Dual Purpose Vehicle" Highwheeler Station Wagon
Sold for US$ 26,400 inc. premium

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<B>1908 Galloway "Dual Purpose Vehicle" Highwheeler Station Wagon</B><BR />Engine no. 838 <B>1908 Galloway "Dual Purpose Vehicle" Highwheeler Station Wagon</B><BR />Engine no. 838 <B>1908 Galloway "Dual Purpose Vehicle" Highwheeler Station Wagon</B><BR />Engine no. 838 <B>1908 Galloway "Dual Purpose Vehicle" Highwheeler Station Wagon</B><BR />Engine no. 838 <B>1908 Galloway "Dual Purpose Vehicle" Highwheeler Station Wagon</B><BR />Engine no. 838 <B>1908 Galloway "Dual Purpose Vehicle" Highwheeler Station Wagon</B><BR />Engine no. 838 <B>1908 Galloway "Dual Purpose Vehicle" Highwheeler Station Wagon</B><BR />Engine no. 838 <B>1908 Galloway "Dual Purpose Vehicle" Highwheeler Station Wagon</B><BR />Engine no. 838
1908 Galloway "Dual Purpose Vehicle" Highwheeler Station Wagon
Engine no. 838

2-cylinder Horizontally Opposed Side-Valve Engine.
14bhp
2-Speed Planetary Transmission
Dual chain drive

*Drive this truck to "Church on Sunday and put it to work on Monday"
*Early dual purpose truck - family car
*Extremely rare example
*Complete with all conversion items
*Long term ownership


THE GALLOWAY

The William Galloway Company of Waterloo, Iowa was an established manufacturer of stationary farm engines when they decided to dip their toes into the motor vehicle business. Mr. Galloway reasoned the cost of keeping up livestock for transportation was bad business and a more practical motor car/truck made sense. Even better would be a light truck that could dually serve the needs of the owner's family on the weekends. The "Dual Purpose Vehicle" was introduced in 1908 to serve this purpose. Very much to the conventional format of the day, an opposed twin mounted amidships drove both rear wheels via a planetary transmission and dual chain drive. Standard for agricultural areas was the hard tire "high wheeler" configuration, providing excellent ground clearance and eliminated the biggest expense and hassle of an early car: the pneumatic tires.

Priced at $570, it was attainable for a successful farmer who could not afford a motor car, but was in need of a work truck. The Galloway novel body changed quickly from the long commercial bed to one with a proper second row of seats. A set of sides were included to replace the stakes for passenger comfort.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This charming and very original Galloway is complete with all equipment necessary to change it from truck to family car. Included are the upholstered sides, the stake and express sides. Condition is sound, honest, and likely the recipient of a fresh coat of paint many decades ago, but it is still in largely original condition.

Reported to have been purchased into its long term collection in the late 1930s, it had been only used lightly since then. There is no indication that it spent much of its life in poor weather, thus is solid piece.

Technically the vehicle is fully intact and the motor turns over with good compression. It has all indications that it has run in recent years and its very simple mechanicals should make recommissioning a fun and quick task.

This is a great example of an interesting early concept. These high wheelers are simple to work on and great fun to drive. It is sure to be a star attraction at any event and the new owner is likely not going to run into another Galloway anytime soon.

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