Ransom Eli Olds, who gave his name to Oldsmobile, produced the light and dependable Curved Dash model in 1901. It was the first mass-produced motor vehicle in history.
In 1903 one was driven from San Francisco to New York, Boston, and Portland, Maine by Lester Whitman and Eugene Hammond. The leg of the trip from California to Boston took 74 days!


  • Title: Oldsmobile Model R
  • Creator: Olds Motor Works
  • Date Created: 1902/1902
  • Location Created: Lansing, MI
  • Type: Automobile
  • Rights: Owls Head Transportation Museum

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