1902 Stanley Stick-Seat Runabout

The 1902 Stanley Stick-Seat Runabout is an all red car, with black seats and black tires. It is carriage shaped, and the drivers seat is behind the passengers

The 1902 Stanley Stick-Seat Runabout as it looks today

1901 Mobile   1905 Stanley Runabout Model CX

Want to see our founder take the 1902 Stick-Seat Runabout for a ride? Check out this video from the official Marshall Steam Museum YouTube channel!

Riding the Stick-Seat Runabout

Our Model’s History

This 1902 Stanley Stick-Seat Runabout is one of the few remaining 70-inch-wheelbase Stanley steam cars. One of the oldest Stanleys in existence, it was purchased in 1944 from John Weibley, an antiques dealer in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The wheels were replaced with Ford Model-T rims, and the spokes were obtained from Wheel Repairs of New England and assembled by C & C Cyclery Shop of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. This vehicle has been driven fewer than 200 miles since its acquisition by Clarence Marshall in 1944.

In this black and white photo several antique cars are parked in front of the Marshall Steam Museum

The Stick-Seat Runabout featured in a photo of Clarence Marshall’s collection in 1949


Capacity: 2/4 passengers
Engine: 6 horsepower
Weight: 900 pounds
Wheelbase: 70 inches
Cost: $650 in 1902; 2015 equivalent: $18,108

Comparison Chart

ModelCar TypePassenger CapacityEngine (Horsepower for Steam & Gas, Volts for Electric)Weight (Pounds)Wheelbase (Inches)Original Cost (Year Released)Today's Equivalent Cost (in 2015)
1901 MobileSteam44.59006565017000
1902 Stanley Stick-Seat RunaboutSteam469007065018108
1905 Stanley Runabout Model CXSteam4810007867016900
1907 Stanley Semi-Racer Model K
1908 Stanley Model EXSteam41012009087020400
1908 Stanley Gentleman’s Speedy Roadster H-5Steam2201350100135035526
1910 Stanley Touring Model 71
1912 Stanley Touring Model 87Steam7304200134250057100
1913 Stanley Model 76Steam5202800120170038000
1913 Stanley Roadster Model 78Steam2202500115164036700
1914 Stanley Model 607Steam4102200112145034414
1915 Stanley Mountain Wagon Model 820
1916 Stanley Touring Model 725
1918 Stanley Touring Model 735
1922 Stanley Touring Model 740
1924 Stanley Model 750
1914 Ford Model T
1932 Packard Phaeton Model 905
1937 Packard Model 1508
1916 Rauch and Lang Electric Brougham

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