2022 | Pebble Beach Auctions
1914 Haynes Model 27 50 HP Touring
$100,000 - $130,000| Without Reserve
One of Two Haynes Model 27 Tourings Believed to Exist
Presented in Remarkable and Beautifully Preserved Condition
Single Family Ownership Until Mid-1980s
Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance® Preservation Class Award Winner
Accompanied by Tools, Books, Original Top, and Side Curtains
468 CID Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
Single Updraft Carburetor
50 HP (Rated)
3-Speed Sliding Preselector Vulcan Electric-Shift Gearbox
Rear Mechanical Drum Brakes
Front Solid-Axle Suspension with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs
Rear Live-Axle Suspension with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs
Building his first vehicle as early as 1894, Elwood Haynes left an indelible mark on the automotive industry. His advances in metallurgy and manufacturing helped pave the way for the mass production of the early automobile.
The Haynes Touring on offer here was purchased new by the O’Leary family of Mason City, Iowa, and handed down through generations, until eventually being sold in the mid-1980s to another Mason City resident, Wayne Schmidt. The O’Learys’ carefully painted monogram is still visible on the door of the car today. With the help of a friend, Mr. Schmidt resurrected the Haynes, fitting new tires and entering the car in an AACA event, where it undoubtedly garnered attention for its remarkably preserved condition. Mr. Schmidt retained the Haynes until his passing in 2007. Its next owner entered the Haynes in the Preservation Class at the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®, where it received an impressive Third in Class result. The consignor, eager to find an early car suitable for showing and touring, purchased the Haynes in 2008 and, after rebuilding the magneto and water pump, replacing various seals, and relining the brakes, the Haynes was ready to participate in numerous tours, which it completed without fault.
Beautifully presented today, this 1914 Haynes Touring represents a unique opportunity to acquire a highly original 50 hp tourer with a wonderful patina and a very limited, documented ownership history.