1906 Stanley Steamer EX news, pictures, and information
The car is powered by an 18-inch boiler and burner (3-inch bore and 4-inch stroke), producing 10 horsepower.
A world speed record of 127.6 mph was set by a 1906 Stanley Steamer. The sequence of events are, light the pilot, turn on the gas, produce steam and off you go. It takes about one-half hour from lighting the pilot until you start to drive.
The vehicle holds 26 gallons of water and 13 gallons of gas and weighs approximately 1,000 pounds. The 30-inch X 3-inch white rubber tires are mounted on wood-spoke-wheels. The car cost $600 new, which was a small fortune in 1906.
|FULL STEAM AHEAD FOR HISTORICS|
|• Stanley Steamer takes centre stage for spring sale|
Brooklands will provide the backdrop for the ultimate MPV – built long before the category was even invented – when a 1917 20hp Stanley Mountain Wagon crosses the 'block' on Saturday March 9th for Historics' spring sale. Having sold their dry plate photographic business to Eastman Kodak, twin brothers Francis E. Stanley and Freelan O. Stanley decided to set up the Stanley Motor Carriage Company in order to manufacture steam powe...[Read more...]
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