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Through a grant from the Iowa Historic Preservation, and sponsored by the Iowa Transportation Museum, restoration has begun on the only Spaulding automobile known to exist. The 1913 Roadster – one of approximately 300 Spauldings built during the model year across two model lines – was literally in pieces when the project began. The ITM is currently looking for donations in order to complete the project since the grant is estimated to cover just 50 percent of the total cost. Its restoration also coincides with the resurrection of at least one of the surviving Spaulding assembly buildings in Grinnell, Iowa, that will house of portion of the aforementioned museum.
The Spaulding (1910-’16) was assembled on a 120-inch wheelbase chassis and powered by a 40hp Buda four-cylinder engine. The company already had a long history in the carriage business, which was founded in 1876. Bonus points to you if you can find the Spaulding link to Hemmings’ home state of Vermont.