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  • RefCode: TA1161251
  • Make: STANLEY
  • Model: STEAMER
  • Derivative: MODEL 60 10HP
  • Category: Convertible
  • Year: 1,910
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: Green
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: N/A
  • Auction: 19th June 2019 - H&H Auctions - Classic Car Auction

Raced in America during the 1920sOriginal engine and running gearExtensively improved by the vendorExcellent climbing performanceAuxiliary Weir water pump to fill boiler, useable down to 100 psi. Pilot lit by spark ignition and 2 x 3.9kg cyl auto changeover propane system, pure petrol starter, runs on 50/50 diesel/petrolExtra gauges showing propane, steam chest and lubrication oil pressureHaving made a fortune from selling their photographic dry plate business to Eastman Kodak, twins Francis E. Stanley and Freelan O. Stanley built their first steam car in Lewiston, Maine during 1897. Two years later Freelan and his wife Flora became the first motorists to successfully scale Mount Washington in New Hampshire, the highest peak in the Northeast United States. Suitably impressed by the twins' design, publishing magnate J.B. Walker offered them $250,000 for it on the proviso that they also became general managers of the newly formed Locomobile Company of America. Striking out on their own again in 1902as the Stanley Motor Carriage Company, Francis and Freelan came up with ever more efficient models. A switch from rearto front-mounted boilers for 1906 resulted in Stanley cars adopting coffin-like noses, while that same year witnessed Fred Marriott pilot the Stanley 'Woggle-Bug' racer to a new World Land Speed Record of 127.66mph for the flying measured mile. Thoroughly revamped for 1910, Stanley's 10hp range gained a larger, more powerful engine and new longer wheelbase (104-inch), wider tracked (56-inch) chassis. Still equipped with fully-elliptic leaf-sprung suspension and rear wheel brakes, the newcomer eschewed leather mudguards in favour of more durable steel wings. Allocated 60-series nomenclature, the improved 10hp was available in Model 60 two-seater or Model 61 four-seater guises. Though, the former could be specified with a single or double rumble seat which was fixed or folding. Priced at $850, the Model 60 10hp Runabout accounted for some 352 sales in 1910.Rumoured to have raced inPomona, Los Angeles County during the late teens / early 1920s, this particular example chassis 5491 retains a 1922 California State registration document. Surviving black and white photos show the Stanley configured as a competition car, while colour images prove that much of its original woodwork survived into the twenty-first century. Dilapidated but mechanically complete when bought by Geary Baese of Fort Collins, Colorado, the Model 60 underwent a fair degree of restoration before he sold it to fellow steam car enthusiast Colin May CEng of North Yorkshire during 2006 for $54,000. Attracted to the project because of its originality and provenance, the latter set about returning the 10hp to its initial Runabout specification including the purchase of a replacement Bourdon Boiler Works boiler fabricated from quarter-inch rolled plate carbon steel. Finished in Brewster Green with Pale Yellow chassis and wheels (a livery introduced for the 1910 season), the Stanley was UK road registered as 'BF4908' on August 22nd 2008. Entering the current ownership two years later, the Model 60 has been extensively reworked and improved with input from specialist steam restorers J.R. Goold, Don English and Preston Services. Having served an engineering apprenticeship, the vendor took a hands-on approach to matters re-designing much of the pipework and adding extra gauges for propane, steam chest and lubrication oil pressure. Pleasingly retaining its original engine and running gear, the 10hp Runabout is said to possess 'excellent climbing performance' and to be capable of over 40mph. Not steamed since its last boiler inspection certificate expired on August 2nd 2018, the Model 60 will require recommissioning prior to road use something the vendor is happy to advise on or assist with (depending upon location). An auxiliary Weir water pump has been plumbed-in to help fill the boiler (usable down to 100psi). Starting on pure petrol but running on a 50:50 petrol / diesel mixture, the heater uses a pilotlight with its own 2 x 3.9kg cylinder auto changeover propane system (seen working during our recent photography session). Riding on correct diameter Ford Model T wheels, plans were made to convert the Runabout's headlights to halogen and install a kit for measuring fore and aft water pump pressures. However, the challenges of owning, maintaining and operating a 109-year old Steam Car in Central London have allowed the vendor to become distracted by other projects. The recipient of hundreds of hours of development work over the past nine years, this unusually original Stanley is accompanied by a large, two-volume history file.

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