<b>1914 Stevens-Duryea Model DD Tourer</b><br />Chassis no. 32105<br />Engine no. 217-DD
Lot 38
From the Private Collection of Skip Ritner
1914 Stevens-Duryea Model DD Tourer
Sold for US$ 72,800 inc. premium

Lot Details
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From the Private Collection of Skip Ritner
1914 Stevens-Duryea Model DD Tourer
Chassis no. 32105
Engine no. 217-DD

460ci 6-Cylinder Side-Valve Engine
Single-Carburetor, Dual-Ignition and Air-Starter
48bhp
3-Speed Progressive Transmission
2-Wheel Mechanical Brakes

*Magnificent motor car in stunning original condition
*Desirable Rudge Whitworth wire wheels
*Fully operational condition
*A welcome preservation class competitor


STEVENS-DURYEA

The Duryea name is as important as any in the history of the American automobile. The first American gasoline automobile rolled out of their small workshop in Springfield Massachusetts. Not just tinkerers, the brothers Duryea formed the Duryea Motor Wagon Company and began production of their ground-breaking automobile soon after. The brothers fell out before the close of the century and went off in their own direction. Frank, arguably the superior engineer, wisely teamed with the Stevens Arms Company. The superb capabilities the Steven company possessed allowed Frank's designs to quickly take form.

First generation Stevens-Duryea cars were produced between 1901 and 1906. Built on a 69-inch wheelbase, they were powered by a horizontally opposed two-cylinder engine originally rated at five horsepower. The cars featured an unusual mechanism that permitted the driver to start the engine while seated instead of by direct cranking. Steering was by tiller. After 1903, a three-speed sliding gear transmission was used and the 1904 model, with its engine now rated at seven horsepower, boasted a new three-point engine mounting.

In 1905, Stevens-Duryea produced its first four-cylinder; and a huge six-cylinder model, priced at $5,000, followed in 1906. That same year, Stevens-Duryea became a separate company from J. Stevens. During the years that followed, Stevens-Duryea cars became increasingly impressive and expensive. Then, in 1915, the Westinghouse Corp. bought the company and used the factory to produce war material. After the Armistice, a group of former executives bought Stevens-Duryea and resumed car production. The new six-cylinder models that they offered were priced as high as $9,500...right up there with Pierce-Arrow's most expensive cars. The company would be sold again at least twice before the final Stevens-Duryea was built in 1927.

In 1913 Stevens-Duryea introduced the C6. A modern motorcar that built on the superb six-cylinder chassis. Extremely well engineered these models were competitive with Packard and Pierce-Arrows 48hp offerings.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This original, unrestored Stevens-Duryea sold new to J.J. Kadderly of Portland, Oregon in 1914 for $5,000. It resided alongside a Detroit Electric in Kadderly's carriage house at his Portland estate for many years. Two early collectors approached Mr Kadderly in 1948 about selling the two antique autos. He agreed to sell the Detroit (now in the LeMay Museum collection) but the Stevens was retained. Mr. Kadderly had hoped to power a boat with the Stevens engine – fortunately this never happened. Four years later a Portland enthusiast purchased the Stevens, and fortunately, the cars originality was appreciated. Aside from a very sensitive repaint many years ago, the Stevens remained all original. The current owner purchased the Stevens from the daughter of the owner having learned about it at the Portland Swap Meet.

This exceptionally original car is one of just 5 Model DD Stevens-Duryeas today. It has the distinction of being the only 1914 built example. #529, a near twin of this one, resides in the spectacular Nethercutt collection. There is little doubt that this is the most original of the 5 DD cars. With all its original upholstery, it preserves the superb quality these cars were built to that is so difficult to duplicate today. These big six-cylinder Stevens-Duryeas have an excellent reputation for performance and reliability. The combination of excellent engineering prowess combined with the superb build standards of the construction place them firmly in the ranks of the finest American cars of their time.

Thankfully its three Pacific Northwest owners have all appreciated the originality of this fine auto. Aside from a carefully executed repaint many years ago the condition is highly original. A car built to such a quality standard is particularly rewarding in original condition. These original examples typically drive and operate in a silky smooth way so difficult to regain in a restoration.

A superb example of a rare car, this Stevens has wonderful originality but also excellent potential as a fine touring machine. This certainly represents a great opportunity to acquire a superb motorcar with great history.
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