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Stoddard-Dayton

Built by John Stoddard, the son of a Dayton paint and varnish manufacturer.
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Stoddard-Dayton was a high quality car manufacturer in Dayton, Ohio, USA, between 1904 and 1913. This make is built by John Stoddard, the son of a Dayton paint and varnish manufacturer.

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Stoddard-Dayton logo.

The early cars had 4605cc engines. Six-cylinder engines appeared in 1907. In 1909, Stoddard-Dayton formed the Courier Car Co in Dayton to produce a lower-priced car, the Courier. The final range consisted of three four-cylinder models and a sleeve valve six. The first pace car ever was a Stoddard-Dayton driven by Carl G. Fisher to start the Indianapolis 500 in 1911.

The company became part of the United States Motor Company and went down when that failed in 1913.

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Stoddard-Dayton emblem.

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1907 Stoddard Dayton Model K front radiator emblem.

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Stoddard-Dayton front grill emblem. (source: John Lloyd)

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1907 Stoddard Dayton Model K "SD" emblems on the brake pedals.

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spectators surrounding motorists in Stoddard-Dayton car during the 1910 Munsey Historic Tour. Organized by the Munsey newspapers, the endurance contest covered a route through ten states. (source: National Automotive History Collection, Detroit Public Library)

STODDARD-DAYTON CARS
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1913 Stoddard-Dayton.

STODDARD-DAYTON ADS
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1908 Stoddard-Dayton Model 8-F Touring Car ad.

 
 
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