Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Abner Doble's last project


I came across this whilst researching the previous article. Apparently Robert Paxton McCulloch of chainsaw fame was a fan of steam powered automobiles and decided to design a postwar luxury marque using an engine designed by Abner Doble.

Unfortunately development costs of the steam engine were prohibitive and a more conventional gas engine from Porsche was mounted in the prototype.

The project was eventually abandoned as unprofitable.

Pity. 'Twas a nice looking motorcar.

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