1907 Dolson Model F
For Sale at Hyman Ltd | St. Louis, Missouri
I do love those tires. Why aren’t any modern cars equipped with solid white tires? I guess people would complain about having to keep them clean, but it would certainly make a statement. Anyway, the Dolson Automobile Company (known as J.L. Dolson & Sons until 1906) of Charlotte, Michigan, produced big 60hp touring cars from 1904 through 1907 – meaning this car came from the final year of production. This four-cylinder car would have cost about $3,250 in 1907 – hardly cheap.
It is a well-equipped car and even features galvanized steel (a rarity in the day), which should have improved the car’s chance of long-term survival. But Dolson isn’t a marque you see too often. Later in the company’s short existence, they introduced a 20hp flat-twin model as well as a 28/30hp four-cylinder.
However, even though the cars were of a very high quality, success wasn’t to be and Dolson was liquidated in 1908 after production ceased the year prior. This is a rare opportunity to get your hands on one. The cost? $110,000. For more information, click here.
Update: Sold, RM Auctions, St. Johns, Michigan, 2012 – $74,250.
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Yes the white tires are a challenge! We just purchased this 1907 Dolson at auction in Plymouth Michign with the support of a small group of friends and family. We have been chasing this car for over 30 years to bring it back home to Charlotte Michigan, the city where it was built! Finally it resides less than two blocks from the factory it was manufactured in.