Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Waverley Electric

Waverley Electric started in business in 1898, the cars were built by the Indiana Bicycle Company of Indianapolis.This is a 1899 Stanhope Phaeton and is the earliest example known to exist. It was originally Brewster green with red pinstriping, with leather top and fenders. 
The company changed its name to Pope Waverley during the years 1904-08 and closed in 1916. 
This car was donated to the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum, where it is on display today.



rats said...

Fanciest baby carriage I ever seen.

Mister G said...

And biggest! And how about those leather fenders? I’ll have to take a good look at how they’re constructed next time I’m there.

Graysailor said...

So a brick layer made $18 a week - and about $1000 a year - so this cost about a year and a half's salary. Not a whole lot more than what they cost today right? Cars costing from $30,000 to $60,000 - which is generally a years salary range for many positions out there. I imagine keeping it running was more expensive and time consuming, doesn't look very durable. Top speed? 10 mph?

Mister G said...

More affordable than electric cars usually were.
Range of 40 miles and 14 mph top speed according to,York%20City%20streets%20in%201898.