1918 Overland Model 90 B Touring Car

Summary

Overland was one of the most successful early car companies. Founded in 1903, Overland had by 1912 become the second best-selling American car behind Ford. This Model 90 Overland was more stylish, comfortable, and powerful than a Ford Model T, with a six inch longer wheelbase and 12 more horsepower. It also cost $345 more.

Overland was one of the most successful early car companies. Founded in 1903, Overland had by 1912 become the second best-selling American car behind Ford. This Model 90 Overland was more stylish, comfortable, and powerful than a Ford Model T, with a six inch longer wheelbase and 12 more horsepower. It also cost $345 more.

Artifact

Automobile

Date Made

1918

Driving America
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Driving America

Object ID

87.23.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Metal
Canvas
Leather
Glass (Material)
Wood (Plant material)

Color

Dark green
Black (Color)

Dimensions

Diameter: 3.375 in  (Bore)

Length: 5 in  (Stroke)

Width: 65 in

Height: 77.5 in

Wheelbase: 106 in

Length: 150 in

Inscriptions

Ammeter: AUTOLITE Speedometer: STEWART Plate on radiator: MADE BY / THE WILLYS OVERLAND CO. / TOLEDO, OHIO / PATENTED / AUG 8 '11, FEB 8'13, NOV 17 '14, MAY 25 '16 / NO 2089-905 On running boards: Overland emblem On front of hood: Overland emblem

Specifications

Make & Model: 1918 Overland Model 90 B touring car

Maker: Willys-Overland Company, Toledo, Ohio

Engine: inline-4, L-head valves, 179 cubic inches

Transmission: 3-speed manual

Height: 77.5 inches

Width: 65 inches

Wheelbase: 106 inches

Overall length: 150 inches

Weight: 2350 pounds

Horsepower: 32

Pounds per horsepower: 73.4

Price: $795

Average 1918 wage: $1,047 per year

Time you'd work to buy this car: about 10 months

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