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A brand of cars based in Toledo, Ohio, USA. Part of Willys-Overland.

Vehicle dealerships include: R. McReynolds & Son (Washington D.C.)

History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Overland Automobile page on 6 May 2018, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The Overland Automobile "runabout" was founded by Claude Cox, a graduate of Rose Polytechnic Institute, while he was employed by Standard Wheel Company of Terre Haute, Indiana, United States, in 1903. In 1905, Standard Wheel allowed Cox to relocate the Overland Automobile Company to Indianapolis, Indiana, and he got a partner.

In 1908, Overland Motors was purchased by John North Willys. In 1912, it was renamed Willys-Overland.

One of the more unusual uses of an Overland was in 1911 when Milton Reeves used a 1910 model to create his eight-wheel Reeves Octo-Auto.

Overlands continued to be produced until 1926 when the marque was succeeded by the Willys Whippet.

The last vestige of the Overland automobile empire remains in the form of bricks spelling out "Overland" in the smoke stacks at the Toledo factory that once formed the core of Willys automotive empire. But the name would come back when DaimlerChrysler (Now Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) introduced the Overland name for a trim package on the 2002–present (except 2005 model year) Jeep Grand Cherokee. The badging is a recreation of the Overland nameplate from the early twentieth century.


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Overland Touring 90 1919 Touring 90
Hand Book of Automobiles, 1919 Edition
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1922 Overland Touring Car 1922 Touring Car
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1922 Overland Touring Car 1922 Touring Car
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1922 Overland Touring Car 1922 Touring Car
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1922 Overland Touring Car 1922 Touring Car
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1922 Overland Touring Car 1922 Touring Car
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1922 Overland Touring Car 1922 Touring Car
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1922 Overland Touring Car 1922 Touring Car
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1922 Overland Touring Car 1922 Touring Car
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