Stanley Register Online Cars of Record: 1956-1960
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Some Stanleys have been around for quite a long time.
In some cases, they've been in the continuous care of hobbyists and preservationists for half a century or more.
These photos celebrate cars which exist today but have been enjoyed for many years.

chassis
106

engine
1536

model
(Type B)

body
solid seat runabout

image source - Antique Automobile, Nov-Dec 1959

Dan Feuer restored this car as early as 1956, when he took it to the VMCCA National Meet.
He drove it a lot, taking it on the 1958 Glidden Tour, and on the 1959 Glidden, when this picture was taken, and to more steam meets.
He even got a few seconds of exposure in the 1961 automobile documentary Merrily We Roll Along.
Some time after the mid '70s, he sold the car and today it is in Germany.

chassis
998

engine
0539

model
E

body
runabout

image source - Bulb  Horn, Winter 1960

John Ray Lyman found this rare flat-hood, side-tiller car in 1950 or before.
By 1958 it was restored and present at the Lakeville steam car meet.
Here he is polishing the car at a 1960 show.
Zacheus Cande bought it, and took it on the 1963 Glidden Tour, resulting in one of my favorite Stanley photos.
In 1969 it passed to Germany, and today resides at the Chateau Grandson in Switzerland.

chassis
3714

engine


model
H5

body
gent

image source - Antique Automobile, Sep-Oct 1959

During a late-1950s Glidden tour, Carl Amsley got a ride with Tom Marshall in a Stanley.
He was immediately hooked, and located this Model H5 near his home, complete except for the seat.
Carl was in the construction business, and a skilled woodworker, so he set about building it for himself.
The H5 seat has some subtly complex curvature, and the seat on this car was finished with a back that was straight.
It didn't take long to figure that one out.
He went on to become the most prolific builder of new Stanley bodies since Currier and Cameron, the Stanley brothers' original suppliers.
Along the way, he became an accomplished Stanley technician, buying, selling, restoring, and fabricating more cars than any one persoin in history.
Here he is at  the AACA Spring Meet of 1959, winning an AACA National First Prize in the car that started it all.

chassis
4852

engine
G02120

model
E2

body
runabout

image source - Antique Automobile, Fall 1956

Ken Maxwell did a lovely restoration on this EX in Arizona in the late '50s.
This well-traveled car went to  Harrah's, then to Singapore, Hong Kong, and finally to England, where it is today.

chassis
6917

engine


model
77

body
4-pass

image source - Antique Automobile, Oct 1958

Robert Stenholm's sleek 4-passenger touring is shown here at the AACA's Lake Forest Spring meet in 1958, where it won a 1st Jr.
He had taken the car to the 1957 Ken steam car meet, probably with a fresh restoration.
Today it is in New Hampshire.




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