1904 Oldsmobile Model N “French Front” Touring Runabout
This attractive Oldsmobile differs from the cars the company was famous for in its early years. The Curved Dash Olds’ signature look in this era, but this Model N has what is termed a “French Front” – a more traditional look styled after cars from France. Available only in 1904 and 1905, the Touring Runabout was powered by a 7 hp, single-cylinder engine of 1.9 litres. It was more upscale than the Curved Dash, featuring an Oldsmobile first: a steering wheel! It cost $100 more than the Curved Dash at $750. It was available in either dark green or dark red. Oldsmobile built 2,500 cars in 1904 between the Touring Runabout and a related model, the Light Tonneau.
This car was part of the General Motors Heritage Collection until 2011.