1913 Stanley Touring Model 76

The 1913 Stanley Model 76 has a black top, with a blue body, and yellow wheels and undercarriage

The 1913 Stanley Model 76 as it looks today

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Want to see the Model 76 being fired up and blown down? Check out this video from the official Marshall Steam Museum YouTube channel!

Firing Up and Blowing Down: Stanley Model 76

Want to take a ride in the Model 76 with our founder Tom Marshall? Check out this video from the official Marshall Steam Museum YouTube channel!

Riding the 76

General History

A fine family excursion car, the Model 76 features an aluminum-skinned body over a wooden frame. Affectionately referred to as “the Becker car,” this was the first automobile acquired by Clarence Marshall when he began building his steam car collection.

Want to hear Board Member Steve Bryce talking about why he loves the 76? Check out this video from the official Marshall Steam Museum YouTube channel!

Behind the Steam: Stanley Model 76

An ad of the 1913 Stanley Model 76, featuring a side profile of the car

An original ad for the Model 76, found in a Stanley Steam Car sales brochure

Our Model’s History

Originally sold new by Marshall to John Becker of Kennett Township, Pennsylvania, in February 1913, it was driven by Becker 9,100 miles in six years. In 1919, the owner retired it to a dry garage, where it remained for two decades until Marshall bought it in 1940 for $150. He soon had it running again, changing the boiler to a Derr water-tube type and installing a Cruban burner.

In 1954, a partial restoration and repainting resulted in the installation of the original type Stanley boiler and burner. In 1986, the undercarriage and wheels were painted yellow, much closer to the original color, and a new top and leather upholstery replaced the original. The engine was removed and given new bearings in its first rebuild in the spring of 2011, but mechanically, it is almost as built. The car has probably been driven about 45,000 miles since 1940 and has been on four Glidden Tours and many steam car tours.

Want to see our founder Tom Marshall talk about the 76? Check out this video from the official Marshall Steam Museum YouTube channel!

A black and white photo of the Stanley Model 76, with T. Clarence Marshall, an old white man, behind the wheel

T. Clarence Marshall driving a 1913 Stanley Model 76, taken in


Capacity: 5 passengers
Engine: 20 horsepower
Weight: 2,800 pounds
Wheelbase: 120 inches
Cost: $1,700 in 1913; today’s equivalent: $38,000

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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