Lot #102

1909 Sears Model J Runabout

  • Auction Estimate
    $15,000 - $20,000
  • Sale Type
    Reserve
  • Year
    1909
  • Make
    Sears
  • Model
    J
  • Style
    Runabout
  • VIN #
    J1641
  • Mileage
    TMU
  • Exterior Color
    Black/ Yellow
  • Interior Color
    Black
  • Cylinders
    2
  • Engine Size
    10hp
  • Transmission
    Friction Drive

Price Realized: $11,550

Details

This 1909 Sears Model J Runabout is a rare and special example of automobile history. Originally available by mail order from the Sears catalog for $395, each was delivered in a 1,400 lb. crate to the buyer’s local railroad depot. The engine is a 10 horsepower, 2 cylinder opposed air-cooled motor built by the Reeves Company. Power is transmitted to the rear wheels via a friction transmission and double chain drive, with a top speed of around 25 mph. The tires are solid rubber. A pair of antique lanterns are included with the car but are not currently attached. This museum-quality vehicle has been stored in a heated garage by a private collector.

The owner rates the following on a scale of Poor, Fair, Good, Very Good, Excellent.

Engine: Very Good Body: Very Good Chassis/Frame: Good Tires: Excellent Coachwork/Interior: Excellent Electrical Equipment: Very Good Transmission:

Excellent Paint: Good Overall Condition: Very Good

Vehicle sold with a bill of sale

*Sale prices are inclusive of the buyers premium

"OWNER" Rates the Following *

  • Engine
    Very Good
  • Body
    Very Good
  • Chassis/Frame
    Good
  • Tires
    Excellent
  • Coachwork/Interior
    Excellent
  • Electrical
    Very Good
  • Transmission
    Excellent
  • Paint
    Good
  • Overall Condition
    Very Good
* The consignor rates the following on a scale of Poor, Fair, Good, Very Good and Excellent. (Excellent = 100% restored)