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1903 WINTON ROADSTER
This beautiful car powered by 2 cylinder, 20 horse power engine was one of the first automobiles which didn't look like a carriage. It can be quickly and easily converted from a rear-entrance touring to a snappy two-place roadster. This was also one of the earliest cars to be equipped with wheel steering and single-tube pneumatic tires. In 1903 Winton roadster made the first successful automobile drive across the United States from San Francisco to New York.
The Winton Motor Carriage Company of Cleveland, Ohio - established in 1897 by Scottish immigrant, Alexander Winton - was a pioneer United States automobile manufacturer and the first American company to sell a motor car (until 1924).
1909 MIDDLEBY ROADSTER
It's likely the car displayed in Luray is the only Middleby still in existence. This snappy little roadster was found in the Town of Luray, Virginia. It had belonged to Mr. H.J. Studebaker, former freight agent for the N. & W. Railroad. It's equipped with large air-cooled fan, wooden frame and original white rubber tires. It has 4-cylinder engine of 20 horse power placed in the front that was not yet common that time.
Address: 970 US Highway 211 West, Luray, Virginia 22835
Directions: In the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, 15 min. east of I-81: take exit 264 to US-211 East and follow the direction signs to Luray Caverns.
Phone: +1 (540) 743-6551
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