Oakland Model 36 5-Passenger Touring
Oakland, one of the early members of the General Motors combine, was called the “Car with a Conscience.” As explained by the Oakland Motor Car Company, it was built by men who did their best at all times and was delivered to the customer with a “clean mechanical conscience.” That mechanical conscience served it well, winning many reliability runs and more than 25 hill climbs, including Giant’s Despair and Dead Horse Hill.
An early adherent of electrification, Oakland offered Delco electric lighting and starting on all but the least expensive 1914 models. The Model 36 Five-Passenger Touring Car had a one-piece pressed steel body and came with top and side curtains standard.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in October of 2010 at the Hershey Lodge, Hershey, Pennsylvania.
36 hp, 192.4 cu. in. L-head four-cylinder engine, three-speed manual transmission, solid front axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, live rear axle with three-quarter-elliptic leaf springs, and two-wheel mechanical brakes. Wheelbase: 112".
Source: RM Auctions
Photo Credit: Copyright Darin Schnabel