Other Overland Information below.
1903 OVERLAND AUTO
Claude E. Cox designed and built the first Overlands. The first Overland went for
its test drive on Feb 12th 1903.
1906 OVERLAND AUTO CO.
D. M. Parry President Purchased the company
More finical backing was required and this came from David M. Parry... The Overland Automobile Co was incorporated March 31, 1906, with David having 51% of the share and Claude 49%.
1907 OVERLAND AUTOMOBILE CO.
In 1907 a short but severe economic depression occurred causing Parry's empire to collapse. It was at this time that John North Willys arrived on the scene as he
had ordered 500 Overlands and had put down a deposit of $10,000 and
was wondering where his cars were.
1908 OVERLAND AUTO COMPANY
Claude E. Cox, Manager 960 Oliver Ave
Sold Overland to J. N. Willys, who reorganized it as the Willys-Overland.
J. N. Willys soon had the company on its feet and Claude left in 1909.
1908 OVERLAND AUTOMOBI LE COMPANY
John N. Willys, Pres.; Will H. Brown, V. Pres. Percy N Stubbs, Sec. Ezra B. Campbell, Treas. Makers of "THE OVERLAND" General Office & Factory Oliver Av. & Drover St.