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Frank Lee 06-30-2008 01:37 AM

(Air) Cool car- way ahead of it's time
 
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r...lin-001-1a.jpg

http://www.remarkablecars.com/main/f...nklin-001.html

80's mpg 100 years ago!

Lots of other cool stuff too, like the Airmobile, B&S Buckboard...

http://www.remarkablecars.com/main/a...le-museum.html

Peakster 06-30-2008 01:45 AM

$3,000 in 1911 :eek:. That's like spending $60,000 in today's money!

cfg83 06-30-2008 02:09 AM

Frank -

And it looks like it was owned by a proto-Ecomodder :

Quote:

During the years 1910 and 1911, the Franklin Automobile Company built a limited number of special sports cars. This 4-cylinder car was built for S.G. Averell for his use in Puerto Rico during the winter months. Averell enjoyed participating in gasoline economy runs and, in 1913, he competed in the Long Island Economy Run in this car.
CarloSW2

Frank Lee 06-30-2008 02:13 AM

It would be fun to know more about those old runs, the cars, and the techniques.

ebacherville 06-30-2008 02:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Peakster (Post 39660)
$3,000 in 1911 :eek:. That's like spending $60,000 in today's money!

how much is that new Honda fuel cell car going for.. bet it near 60k.. you pay for the best as they say.

ebacherville 06-30-2008 02:19 AM

also note that that MPG was at 15.4 MPH... pretty slow

cfg83 06-30-2008 02:22 AM

ebacherville -

Quote:

Originally Posted by ebacherville (Post 39671)
how much is that new Honda fuel cell car going for.. bet it near 60k.. you pay for the best as they say.

Based on the blurb, I'm thinking this was a one-off custom for the well-to-do owner. Like buying a turn-key Cobra replicar.

CarloSW2

rsx2002 06-30-2008 02:39 AM

They are only for lease. I believe they monthly payments are going to be just over 500 a month.

Frank Lee 06-30-2008 05:09 PM

Just think, it was probably all on dirt roads, with a low compression engine on low octane fuel, with manually set timing advance.


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