Locomobile Steam Cars were the largest selling automobile in 1901 selling some 3,000 units. Most of them are the 2 seater variety but there were 4 seaters produced as well, these are extremely rare. The surrey is style number 5 and one of the most handsome of the type.
Designed by FE & FO Stanley, the Locomobile company produced steam vehicles until 1902, when they switched to internal combustion.
I've spent 12 years restoring this car from components I purchased from an elderly gentleman in Kansas who had realised he wouldn't get around to it.
September 1901 this car was produced as dated by the Western Australian veteran Car Club and has a Don Bourdon 17 1/2 inch boiler, it uses 98 octane fuel through the burner which heats the water to 200psi, from here it is led through the throttle and super-heater to the twin reciprocating pistons. the power (8 power strokes per 2 crank revolutions) is transmitted via a 5/8 link chain to the dual drum differential and then to the rear wheels.
All steam, water, air and fuel equipment is new and in excellent order.
the steam automatic (shuts fuel at 210psi) is new from Stanley Steam Supplies, as is the throttle.
Heaps of photos, video, information, history and material available.
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Car located in Australia
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