1918 Stanley Touring Model 735

The 1918 Stanley Model 735 is an all green car, with black detailing

The 1918 Stanley Model 735 as it looks today

1916 Rauch and Lang Electric Brougham 1922 Stanley Touring Model 740

Want to hear our founder Tom Marshall talk about the Model 735? Check out this video from the official Marshall Steam Museum YouTube channel!

Tom Marshall: Model 735

General History

The Model 735, produced from 1918 through 1922, was one of the most successful late Stanley models, with an estimated 1,100 built, constituting more than 10% of the company’s total output. It used the same 20-horsepower power plant that remained fundamentally unchanged from 1915 through 1924.

In this black and white photo, Tom Marshall, at this point a young man, sits in a Model 735 in a field

Tom Marshall driving a 1918 Stanley Model 735 at Rockford Park, taken in 1947

Our Model’s History

This Model 735 was purchased in 1946 from the original owner in New Haven, Connecticut, at a cost of $75. It had 5,038 miles on the odometer. According to the serial number, this was the fourth Model 735 produced.

Soon after purchase, the car was repainted by Bill Allaband in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, and likely had a newly-retubed boiler installed. The car was then driven on the 1947 Glidden Tour in New England and on the 1953 Glidden Tour to Detroit, and with its newly designed piston valve engine, to a Steam Car Tour at Kent, Ohio, in 1957.


Capacity: 7 passengers
Engine: 20 horsepower
Weight: 3,850 pounds
Wheelbase: 130 inches
Cost: $2,600 in 1918; 2015 equivalent: $40,866

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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