<b>c.1907 Tincher Model H 60HP Seven-Passenger Touring</b><br />Identification no. B-15

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Lot 259
c.1907 Tincher Model H 60HP Seven-Passenger Touring

Sold for US$ 423,000 inc. premium

Property from the Collection of Don C. Boulton

c.1907 Tincher Model H 60HP Seven-Passenger Touring
Identification no. B-15

471.2ci SOHC Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
60bhp
4-Speed Selective-Shift Manual Transmission with Double Chain Drive
Front and Rear Semi-Elliptic Leaf Springs
Rear-Wheel Drum Brakes

*Offered from the Don C. Boulton Collection
*The sole remaining Tincher automobile, built in South Bend, Indiana
*Advanced, Mercedes-style overhead-cam 60hp four-cylinder engine
*Expertly restored to concours standards, with largely original bodywork
*Extensive restoration file, including an original brochure
*An extraordinary, brutally powerful Indiana-built Brass Era rarity


THE TINCHER

Thomas Tincher's company produced scarcely more than a handful of cars annually between 1903 and 1909 – but what cars they were! Tincher developed some of the largest, most powerful American Brass cars, many of them with double chain drive and a handsome 4-cylinder engine inspired by Mercedes designs, with an overhead cam and exposed valve gear, capable of 50-60hp depending upon the model. Reportedly this design was developed in conjunction with the famous Simplex firm. Bodywork was suitably grand and imposing, as was the price range, between $7,500 and $12,000!

Tincher began production in Chicago and later moved to South Bend, Indiana, where he was backed, notably, by the Studebaker brothers, marking one of their first ventures into the world of automobiles. It was in South Bend when Don C. Boulton's Tincher began its life. Today it is the only car produced by the company known to have survived.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

The Boulton Tincher's known history begins in the early museum of Henry Poll in Holland, Michigan. where it was incorrectly labeled as a Simplex. When the museum closed, the car was sold to longtime enthusiast Buck Boudeman, then to Eldon Eby, who recalls it as having been basically complete albeit with a later reproduction body. The radiator and drivetrain were reportedly all original and there was nothing missing from the engine or dashboard.

Mr. Boulton admired the unrestored car for years in the Eby fleet before finally, in Mr. Eby's words, "begging it out of me," and completing the beautiful restoration, with a new, correct body masterfully built by Art Bergstorm from photographs. The level of fit, finish, and engineering is worthy of the car, and the paint, upholstery, and drivetrain presentation is to a modern concours standard, with an electric starter discreetly added. Lovely touches include an impressive matched set of Solar headlights, cowl lights, and taillight, and a special folding windshield in which the lower half is ventilated to provide fresh air to the passengers. Underneath are full belly pans, similar to what was seen on Pierce-Arrows of the era.

The car is offered with an exhaustive restoration file, including extensive invoices, an album of research material, and a very rare original Tincher catalogue, as well as a spare clutch (of the same time as Mercedes in the period). Undoubtedly this is among the most potent machines in the Boulton stable, a collection not known for its lack of its horsepower, and would undoubtedly be something to experience on a flat, smooth modern road!

Saleroom notices

  • Please note, following a period of exacting restoration the car has not been run in earnest having merely been displayed and will require final commissioning in particular the transmission and drive. Additionally note, this vehicle is titled under chassis no. B15TINCHER
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<b>c.1907 Tincher Model H 60HP Seven-Passenger Touring</b><br />Identification no. B-15
<b>c.1907 Tincher Model H 60HP Seven-Passenger Touring</b><br />Identification no. B-15
<b>c.1907 Tincher Model H 60HP Seven-Passenger Touring</b><br />Identification no. B-15
<b>c.1907 Tincher Model H 60HP Seven-Passenger Touring</b><br />Identification no. B-15
<b>c.1907 Tincher Model H 60HP Seven-Passenger Touring</b><br />Identification no. B-15
<b>c.1907 Tincher Model H 60HP Seven-Passenger Touring</b><br />Identification no. B-15
<b>c.1907 Tincher Model H 60HP Seven-Passenger Touring</b><br />Identification no. B-15
<b>c.1907 Tincher Model H 60HP Seven-Passenger Touring</b><br />Identification no. B-15
<b>c.1907 Tincher Model H 60HP Seven-Passenger Touring</b><br />Identification no. B-15
<b>c.1907 Tincher Model H 60HP Seven-Passenger Touring</b><br />Identification no. B-15
<b>c.1907 Tincher Model H 60HP Seven-Passenger Touring</b><br />Identification no. B-15
<b>c.1907 Tincher Model H 60HP Seven-Passenger Touring</b><br />Identification no. B-15
<b>c.1907 Tincher Model H 60HP Seven-Passenger Touring</b><br />Identification no. B-15
<b>c.1907 Tincher Model H 60HP Seven-Passenger Touring</b><br />Identification no. B-15
<b>c.1907 Tincher Model H 60HP Seven-Passenger Touring</b><br />Identification no. B-15
<b>c.1907 Tincher Model H 60HP Seven-Passenger Touring</b><br />Identification no. B-15
<b>c.1907 Tincher Model H 60HP Seven-Passenger Touring</b><br />Identification no. B-15
<b>c.1907 Tincher Model H 60HP Seven-Passenger Touring</b><br />Identification no. B-15
<b>c.1907 Tincher Model H 60HP Seven-Passenger Touring</b><br />Identification no. B-15
<b>c.1907 Tincher Model H 60HP Seven-Passenger Touring</b><br />Identification no. B-15
<b>c.1907 Tincher Model H 60HP Seven-Passenger Touring</b><br />Identification no. B-15
<b>c.1907 Tincher Model H 60HP Seven-Passenger Touring</b><br />Identification no. B-15
<b>c.1907 Tincher Model H 60HP Seven-Passenger Touring</b><br />Identification no. B-15
<b>c.1907 Tincher Model H 60HP Seven-Passenger Touring</b><br />Identification no. B-15
<b>c.1907 Tincher Model H 60HP Seven-Passenger Touring</b><br />Identification no. B-15
<b>c.1907 Tincher Model H 60HP Seven-Passenger Touring</b><br />Identification no. B-15
<b>c.1907 Tincher Model H 60HP Seven-Passenger Touring</b><br />Identification no. B-15
<b>c.1907 Tincher Model H 60HP Seven-Passenger Touring</b><br />Identification no. B-15
<b>c.1907 Tincher Model H 60HP Seven-Passenger Touring</b><br />Identification no. B-15
<b>c.1907 Tincher Model H 60HP Seven-Passenger Touring</b><br />Identification no. B-15
<b>c.1907 Tincher Model H 60HP Seven-Passenger Touring</b><br />Identification no. B-15
<b>c.1907 Tincher Model H 60HP Seven-Passenger Touring</b><br />Identification no. B-15
<b>c.1907 Tincher Model H 60HP Seven-Passenger Touring</b><br />Identification no. B-15
<b>c.1907 Tincher Model H 60HP Seven-Passenger Touring</b><br />Identification no. B-15
<b>c.1907 Tincher Model H 60HP Seven-Passenger Touring</b><br />Identification no. B-15
<b>c.1907 Tincher Model H 60HP Seven-Passenger Touring</b><br />Identification no. B-15
<b>c.1907 Tincher Model H 60HP Seven-Passenger Touring</b><br />Identification no. B-15
<b>c.1907 Tincher Model H 60HP Seven-Passenger Touring</b><br />Identification no. B-15
<b>c.1907 Tincher Model H 60HP Seven-Passenger Touring</b><br />Identification no. B-15
<b>c.1907 Tincher Model H 60HP Seven-Passenger Touring</b><br />Identification no. B-15
<b>c.1907 Tincher Model H 60HP Seven-Passenger Touring</b><br />Identification no. B-15
<b>c.1907 Tincher Model H 60HP Seven-Passenger Touring</b><br />Identification no. B-15
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