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1919 White Mountain Bus

Sold For $55,000

Inclusive of applicable buyer's fee.

RM | Auctions - HERSHEY 10 - 11 OCTOBER 2019


Chassis No.
117319
  • Beautiful representation of a very rare and historic vehicle
  • Older, comprehensive restoration that presents well
  • Displayed at the Northeast Classic Car Museum for two decades
  • Full of charm and character; ideal for parades and promotion

The White brothers—Rollin, Windsor, and Walter—began producing steam-powered cars in 1900, and in 1910 began producing gasoline-powered engines. The White Motor Company ended car production after World War I to focus exclusively on commercial trucks and buses. The company soon sold 10 percent of all trucks made in the U.S.

The White Mountain buses were used for tours in the Western United States national parks. Several of these rugged buses were used in the Alaskan town of Skagway for tours, and refurbished White buses are now back in operation at Yellowstone National Park. They were also a popular choice for smaller state parks and resort operators. The high stature and open-air seating arrangement made these magnificent machines an ideal choice for tours through Mother Nature’s most beautiful landscapes.

The White Mountain Bus offered here is believed to have been used in the Catskill Mountain region of New York State. After receiving a comprehensive restoration, it has enjoyed the friendly confines of the Northeast Classic Car Museum for the past two decades, where it received the best of care and was enjoyed by thousands of curious visitors.

Riding on 36-inch wood-spoked wheels, this massive machine is full of character and possesses many charms, including the elaborate use of wood and the brass radiator shell and lights. This fantastic, well-kept piece of history would make an exciting addition to any collection or would make a great promotional and parade vehicle. These early Mountain busses are seldom offered for sale, presenting a rare opportunity to acquire a truly unique and interesting part of transportation and natural history.



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