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1915 Stanley Mountain Wagon

 

One of only seven steel frame Mountain Wagons in existence, this early version of the modern sport utility vehicle would have been used in resort hotels such as the Stanley Hotel and other New England Hotels. This Mountain Wagon was owned by the Rocky Mountain Transportation Company and was used in Estes Park, Colorado. When guests arrived by train, they were easily transported, their luggage stowed in the back in lieu of the very last seat. All seats could be removed, but with seats, the vehicle provided "extreme comfort" over harsh roads. Quick-acting curtains provided additional comfort to guests traveling in the Mountain Wagon. The Mountain Wagon's original paint color was Valentine's Uzatona Red. Pinstriping would not have been seen on original Mountain Wagons as the nature of the vehicle was utility, rather than pleasure. The steel frame Mountain Wagon, produced only in 1915 and 1916, allowed for a more rugged, stronger vehicle than earlier Mountain Wagon frames, which were made of ash wood.

The Collection on Palmetto
  1. 1886 Benz Motorwagen
  2. 1901 Curved Dash Oldsmobile
  3. 1902 Locomobile Stanhope B
  4. 1904 Pope-Waverley Electric Chelsea Runabout
  5. 1904 Cadillac Model B
  6. 1906 Winton Model K
  7. 1906 White Model F Steam Car
  8. 1907 Northern Model C
  9. 1908 Locomobile Model E
  10. 1908 Schacht High Wheeler
  11. 1910 Stanley Model 85
  12. 1910 Stanley Model 70
  13. 1911 White Model GE-75
  14. 1912 Stanley Model 73
  15. 1913 Stanley Model 64
  16. 1913 Pierce-Arrow Model 48
  17. 1913 Cole Series 60 Roadster
  18. 1914 Ford Model T
  19. 1914 Fiat Typo 55
  20. 1915 Peerless Model 48
  21. 1915 Stanley Mountain Wagon
  22. 1925 Stanley SV
  23. 1927 Pierce-Arrow Model 36 Phaeton
  24. 1952 Allard J2X
  25. 1918 Cretors Popcorn Wagon
  26. 1928 Ahrens Fox Piston Pumper