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!
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!
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!
Capacity: 5 passengers
Engine: 20 horsepower
Weight: 2,800 pounds
Wheelbase: 120 inches
Cost: $1,700 in 1913; today’s equivalent: $38,000
|Model||Car Type||Passenger Capacity||Engine (Horsepower for Steam & Gas, Volts for Electric)||Weight (Pounds)||Wheelbase (Inches)||Original Cost (Year Released)||Today's Equivalent Cost (in 2015)|
|1902 Stanley Stick-Seat Runabout||Steam||4||6||900||70||650||18108|
|1905 Stanley Runabout Model CX||Steam||4||8||1000||78||670||16900|
|1907 Stanley Semi-Racer Model K||Steam||3||30||1850||108||1800||47368|
|1908 Stanley Model EX||Steam||4||10||1200||90||870||20400|
|1908 Stanley Gentleman’s Speedy Roadster H-5||Steam||2||20||1350||100||1350||35526|
|1910 Stanley Touring Model 71||Steam||4||20||2200||115||1400||35000|
|1912 Stanley Touring Model 87||Steam||7||30||4200||134||2500||57100|
|1913 Stanley Model 76||Steam||5||20||2800||120||1700||38000|
|1913 Stanley Roadster Model 78||Steam||2||20||2500||115||1640||36700|
|1914 Stanley Model 607||Steam||4||10||2200||112||1450||34414|
|1915 Stanley Mountain Wagon Model 820||Steam||15||30||5000||136||2350||54635|
|1916 Stanley Touring Model 725||Steam||5||20||3400||130||1975||43004|
|1918 Stanley Touring Model 735||Steam||7||20||3850||130||2600||40866|
|1922 Stanley Touring Model 740||Steam||7||20||4200||130||2750||40866|
|1924 Stanley Model 750||Steam||7||20||4200||130||2600||36086|
|1914 Ford Model T||Gas||5||20||1200||100||500||12000|
|1932 Packard Phaeton Model 905||Gas||4||160||5450||142||4750||82288|
|1937 Packard Model 1508||Gas||7||175||6000||144||4500||74168|
|1916 Rauch and Lang Electric Brougham||Electric||5||90||3500||92||2800||60967|