Saturday, July 28, 2012

literally back from the grave, buried in a backyard to save it, and found with a metal detector. 1899 Orient Autogo now concours

80% original parts, and the rest had to be made. There are only 3 known survivors of this make and model.

Waltham Manufacturing in Massachusetts sold it originally as an engined tricycle for $600, it came with a conversion kit to make it into a four-wheeled vehicle that could transport two people.

A driver would pedal the kerosene-headlighted Orient Autogo to start it, then turn on the engine. The levers include one for the brakes and three for the carburetor

this will be at the Concours of the Americas in Plymouth Michigan tomorrow

Learned about this from the always incredible Vintage Racing League  who links to the source at the Detroit Free Press

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