Saturday, April 23, 2011
The Buckmobile: Our Latest Acquisition
Here is a 1904 Buckmobile that was built in Utica, New York. So far my research shows this is the only true survivor. We will continue to research this, as rumor has it that there may still be another one or two Buckmobiles in existence.
This Buckmobile is going to be a great addition to the Fountainhead Collection. It's very fast and powerful for such an early, 2-cylinder automobile, producing 15 horsepower with an enclosed planetary transmission. This car is fast enough to scare you if you were to let it run as fast as it could go. Going ~35 mph in a car of this type and size gets your attention real fast!
Also, many thanks to everyone who did some research to try and answer our quiz in the previous post. If you ever see a picture of a Buckmobile's unique suspension again you will know what it is.
Posted by Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum at 8:33 AM