April 22, 2024


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1904 Winton 20hp Rear-Entrance Tonneau Is A Brass Era Tourer

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This classic Winton has a storied past and is a limited production collectible.

Based in Cleveland, Ohio, the Winton Motor Carriage Company was a pioneering in United States automobile manufacturing. If there were generations considered of cars back then, this 1904 Winton 20hp Rear-Entrance Tonneau would represent the kickoff of the second run/series of the Winston cars. This rare survivor is up for grabs through RM Sothebys, and classic collectors should not let this example slip by!

The current owners of this 1904 Winton 20hp Rear-Entrance Tonneau bought the car from its British owner, who was the one who was able to date the car. This example is said to have had its fair share of journey and following engine trouble on the annual London-to-Brighton Emancipation Run, it was returned to the United States and got an engine rebuild under the care of Charlie Wake, a great-grandson of Alexander Winton.

Once the engine rebuild was completed, Charlie Wake was contacted by Edsel Ford III to arrange to re-enact of the Grosse Pointe match race. Ford Motor Company made two replicas for the re-enactment to race against the car.

This immaculate example is finished in bright magenta and has an interior upholstered with buttoned leather and black rubber mat lined floors. As with most cars from the era, it’s very basic throughout, with a 60 mph speedometer being the main gadget, and it also has a 30 psi Ashton pressure gauge. Check it out here.

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