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1910 Overland Model 46 Roadster Registration no. BF 7057 Chassis no. 46366

Sold for £31,500 inc. premium
Lot 456
1910 Overland Model 46 Roadster
Registration no. BF 7057 Chassis no. 46366

1910 Overland Model 46 Roadster
Registration no. BF 7057
Chassis no. 46366

Odometer reading: TBC
MOT: Exempt

*199 cubic inch four-cylinder engine
*Right-hand drive
*Electric starter

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Rescued from bankruptcy in 1907 by John North Willys, Overland was re-established in a new factory by the summer of 1908. Building four-cylinder models only from 1910, the revitalised firm went from strength to strength; by the start of WWI only Ford could claim a higher output. Sliding-gear transmissions had replaced the previous epicyclic type in 1909, co-incidentally the same year that Ford introduced the Model T that would use the latter form of transmission for the next 17 years! The Overland Model 46 was newly introduced for the 1911 model year, when Overland were among the largest producers of cars in America.

This Model 46 two-seat roadster has right-hand drive, as did all Overlands before 1915. Little is known of the car's history, though the vendor has been told it was imported into Norway from the USA in 1969 and then to Sweden by the family he purchased it from. The vendor advises us that the Overland has a very nice patina (though not concours) and is an excellent, all original car that starts on the button and drives really well. It benefits from an electric starter, the installation of which has not affected any other components. Other notable features include a foot-operated warning bell and a foot-operated 'town/country' flap-valve in the exhaust system. Accompanying paperwork consists of a V5C document and copies of the Norwegian registration documents and FIVA Identity Card.

Vendor Score Total: 56 /100

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Key for sellers' assessments:
1/5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
2/5 AVERAGE. Useable condition | Requires some attention | Light damage
3/5 GOOD. Drive away | Presents well | Good history file | Drives well
4/5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout
5/5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well

Body Work: 3
Paint: 2
Glass: 4
Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 3
Wheels/Tyres: 2

Gearbox/Clutch: 3
Axles: 3
Suspension: 3
Brakes: 3

Seats: 2
Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 2
Headlining: 3
Trim: 3

Main components: 3
Ancillary components: 3

Starting: 3
Running: 3
Under Bonnet: 3
Mechanical components: 3

Car History File: 2

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