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The Curved Dash Oldsmobile is credited as the first high-volume gasoline automobile. It was introduced by the Oldsmobile company in 1901 and produced through 1907. 425 examples were produced the first year, 2500 in 1902, with over 19,000 built in all.
It was a runabout model, could seat two passengers, and sold for US$650.
The flat-mounted water-cooled single-cylinder engine, situated at the center of the car, produced 4 hp, relying on a brass gravity feed carburetor. The transmission was a semi-automatic design with two forward speeds and one reverse. The low speed forward and reverse gear system are a planetary type (epicyclic). The car weighed 850 lb and used Concord springs.
The last Curved Dash Oldsmobile was made in 1907.
1904. Tonneau, Single-cylinder, 10 h.p. Reg No: Curved-dash runabout, Single-cylinder, 5 h.p. Reg No: