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1911 Staver-Chicago
Body and chassis
Body stylehigh wheeler, torpedo, tourer
Enginefour- or six-cylinder gasoline

The Staver was an American automobile manufactured at 76th and Wallace Streets in Chicago, Illinois,[1] by the Staver Carriage Company from 1907 until 1914. It was also known as the Staver Chicago or Staver-Chicago.

The company's initial offerings were 18/20 hp high wheelers, but after two years, production was turned over to conventional four-cylinder models, which came in torpedo or touring bodywork.

For 1911, Staver offered a tourer at US$1600 and a five-seat open torpedo at US$1850.[2] By contrast, the Brush Runabout was at US$485,[2] the high-volume Oldsmobile Runabout went for US$650,[3] the Colt Runabout and Cole 30 at US$1500,[4] the Oakland 40 US$1600,[5] an FAL for US$1750,[2] an Enger 40 US$2000,[2] and the American's base model was US$4250.[6]

1914's Staver 65 had a 452 in3 (7,410 cc; 7.41 L) monobloc six.


  1. ^ Clymer, Floyd. Treasury of Early American Automobiles, 1877-1925 (New York: Bonanza Books, 1950), p.104.
  2. ^ a b c d Clymer, p.104.
  3. ^ Clymer, p.32.
  4. ^ Clymer, p.63.
  5. ^ Clymer, p.84.
  6. ^ Clymer, p.91.


  • David Burgess Wise, The New Illustrated Encyclopedia of Automobiles.
  • Clymer, Floyd. Treasury of Early American Automobiles, 1877-1925. New York: Bonanza Books, 1950.
  • Traver Adolphus, David. "The Staver Carriage Company: A Chicago automaker's rise and fall." Hemmings Classic Car, January, 2010

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