Sales Brochure for the 1903 Oldsmobile, Olds Motor Works, "The Oldsmobile Ahead"

Summary

Olds Motor Works introduced its Curved Dash automobile in 1901. The one-cylinder runabout wasn't particularly powerful or robust, but at $650 it was relatively cheap. The car was a hit and Oldsmobile was building 5,000 units a year by 1904, making the Curved Dash the first mass produced car in the United States -- if not the world.

Olds Motor Works introduced its Curved Dash automobile in 1901. The one-cylinder runabout wasn't particularly powerful or robust, but at $650 it was relatively cheap. The car was a hit and Oldsmobile was building 5,000 units a year by 1904, making the Curved Dash the first mass produced car in the United States -- if not the world.

Artifact

Trade catalog

Date Made

1903

Subject Date

1903

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

70.60.13

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 3.375 in

Width: 6.25 in

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