This 1912 Oakland Model 30 touring car is a classic example of a Brass Era automobile. When this vehicle was restored, the intent was both to preserve it as a historical piece while also making it enjoyable and reliable for touring. Marty Roth, a well-known Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) member, once owned this Oakland and drove it on multiple Glidden and Horseless Carriage Club of America (HCCA) tours. Modifications such as an electric fuel pump and an electric starter have been added to increase its dependability and reliability for touring and driving. The transmission was rebuilt by Oakland expert Bud Jones of Belden, MI; the overdrive was rebuilt by Lloyd Young of Winchester, OH; and the radiator was rebuilt by Dick Runion. Other improvements to this vehicle include an upgraded magneto and electrified headlamps and tail lights, although the original acetylene tank still remains.
During the Pioneer Era of transportation in the early 20th century, Oakland’s reputation was firmly established as one of the finest manufactures of automobiles of the time. Mostly remembered as one of the founding names of General Motors, the Oakland marque had a successful history that spanned more than two decades. Eventually, the Pontiac name would emerge from Oakland’s wake. This particular Model 30 is worthy of consideration by any serious collector of Brass Era vehicles or Pontiac enthusiasts and by those who love a classic ride on automobile tours. Sold with a title.
*Sale prices are inclusive of the buyers premium.