The Curved Dash Oldsmobile represents the awakening of America to the concept of the automobile, as well as the dawn of mass appeal and nationwide sales. Manufactured by the Oldsmobile Motor Works of Detroit, Michigan, the 1901 Curved Dash Olds has a one cylinder engine and runs on gasoline. It has tiller steering, leaf springs and a chain drive. This 1901 Curved Dash Oldsmobile is the oldest known completely original Oldsmobile and was a National First Prize Winner two years in a row. The 1901 Curved Dash Oldsmobile was the first American car to be mass-produced rather than hand-crafted. Future car makers would employ methods of mass-production, but in 1901, mass production of automobiles was a concept very ahead of its time.