The Auburn Auction

Lot 8
1913 Jackson Olympic Five-Passenger Touring

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1913 Jackson Olympic Five-Passenger Touring


• Under 2,400 original miles from new
• Three-family-owned car from new
• Extremely original with only a repaint done decades ago
• All documentation including the original state registration issued in 1913
• Incredible preservation candidate for many major concours events

380.9 cid inline four-cylinder L-head engine, 40.9 HP, three-speed sliding gear transmission, full elliptic leaf spring front and rear suspension, rear mechanical drum brakes; wheelbase: 115

Built in Jackson, Michigan by famed engineer Byron J. Carter, the Jackson was a beautifully built and powerful automobile for its time. With all proprietary components including the engine, the Jackson was a reliable, luxurious and comfortable Brass Era car.

Offered as part of The Auburn Auction is this incredibly original and well-cared-for Jackson Olympic Touring. Powered by its original 40 horsepower engine, the car has only been owned by three fastidious owners since 1913. Sold new in Iowa to a Mr. H. J. Walters, he owned businesses in Iowa and had several motorcars (an incredible feat for the era). He was seeking to find the finest motorcar on the market, and it is understood that he owned a Stutz, Packard, several Cadillacs and this Jackson, which explains why the car accrued so few miles during his ownership. He was a collector before collecting was a thing.

His family sold the car in the late 1950s to Joseph Habeger whose family kept the car until the early 2000s. It is being sold by its third registered owner who sourced vintage Ohio plates for the car strictly for display and presentation purposes. The car has been fully maintained from new and has an actual 2,380 miles on the odometer from new. It is amazingly well-preserved and has no modifications from new with the exception of a repaint of the original body. Everything on the car is completely original and in excellent condition including the wood, frame, engine, transmission and suspension. The car has been serviced within the past year and runs and drives reliably. It is the most interesting and likely least expensive entry into preservation classes at events made quite popular by the likes of the Pebble Beach Concours and Amelia Island Concours.

This is the first time the car has ever been properly offered to the public and represents a unique opportunity for new ownership to either preserve as is or tour the car as one of the only surviving Jackson automobiles extant. The car comes with a full file of documentation which includes paperwork from new, all ownership history and a plethora of other information as well. There are only a handful of Jacksons known and they typically trade for six figures when they do come to market. With a passionate and caring owner, this car is ready to go and will make a great and unique addition to its new home.

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