The seller says this rare car is in pretty solid shape with only a missing hubcap and a driver side mirror. It is a 6-volt system car that looks to be 100 percent original. Also, pretty amazingly, the Stovebolt 6-cylinder still runs according to the owner. It doesn’t run great since it needs some carburetor work with a new gasket and o-ring. Apparently, it will idle and drive in first gear. The brakes and clutch works, but the gas tank has a small leak.
For most of its life, this car has sat in the garage. The owner says the car belonged to his father and he drove it miminally. The last time it was driven was 2009 to a car show.
He is selling it because it is just one too many projects for him to tackle.
Restoring it shouldn’t be too hard since it has a new battery, coil, distributor cap, rotor, plugs and points. The body does have some surface rust, but otherwise it is a solid car. On the inside, it needs to be redone since mice got to it and there is some wood repair needed around the doors.
If you are in the market for a straightforward restoration project, it is hard to pass this deal up. Currently, it is priced at $7,500. For a mobile museum, that doesn’t sound so bad.