1906 OLDSMOBILE Model S, 4-cyl.

1906 OLDSMOBILE Model S, 4-cyl.

OLDSMOBILE — MODEL “S” — FOUR: Oldsmobiles new Model “S” line was promoted as “the best thing on wheels.” The large car was said to be of European style and came as a Gentleman's Roadster or Palace Touring Car. Both had a new four-cylinder engine below the hood and featured clamshell front fenders, runningboards, straight-back rear fenders and a high hood/radiator line. The roadster could be ordered with a mother-in-law seat on the rear deck. The front axle was well forward, under the radiator, giving an extra-long wheelbase. Standard features included a pressed steel frame (channel section) with a sub-frame supporting the motor and radiator, sliding gear transmission, bevel gear drive, two acetylene lamps, two oil lamps, a horn and a full set of tools. Runningboards and fenders were designed for easy removal. An accessory cape type folding top was available for the Palace Touring ...

 

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