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The 15-passenger version of Stanley’s commercial offering, the Model 820 was the largest Stanley passenger vehicle ever built, and this example remains the only surviving 15-passenger model. The Mountain Wagon was designed to haul guests to the Stanley brothers’ hotel, simply titled the Stanley. The Stanley was established in 1909, and is famous for inspiring Stephen King’s novel The Shining.
Our Model’s History
Believed to have been originally owned by the Litchfield Shuttle Company of Southbridge, Massachusetts, the Model 820 had been used to haul logs out of the New Hampshire woods prior to its purchase by Clarence Marshall in 1946 for $1,700 from George Monreau of Cochituate, Massachusetts.
Driven home after purchase, the vehicle immediately underwent an “early restoration,” with a new paint job (changing the color from black to the original red), installation of smaller, heavier wheels and tires, an engine change, and some burner work. Seat cushions were covered in imitation leather and a new top was made. A reliable car, it ran for 30 years with minimal maintenance.
The car was used on numerous tours, including destinations such as Gettysburg, Valley Forge, and was specifically taken on the Glidden tour in 1948. To help pay for the car, Clarence Marshall and a team of workers gave paid tours at Gettysburg, and were able to pay off the car in three months.
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An estimated 50,000 passengers have ridden in this vehicle, many for very short rides, and it may easily hold the record for the most passengers carried in an authentic antique car. Driven not only on two Glidden Tours but to many local meets and on a tour in Colorado, the total mileage since acquisition remains low—fewer than 10,000 miles.
Capacity: 15 passengers
Engine: 30 horsepower
Weight: 5,000 pounds
Wheelbase: 136 inches
Cost: $2,350 in 1915; 2015 equivalent: $54,635
|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|