Antique - Streand Loco - from 1902
This car was ordered by Mr. Austin F. Streand from Chicago Illinois. Mr. Strand's idea was to build a car capable to be driven from the East to the West Coast of America.
For this reason, the car has windows, doors and a roof. It also has its own air compressor capable to pump the tyers if one is going flat.
A matter of fact, this unique car was later displayed at the Worlds Fair in 1904. It's never been in an accident and is in the same condition as when it was built in 1902 except for its mileage.
For sale is a truly remarkable piece of the American car manufacturing history. Since it's not only unique to its design its also fitted with the first ever built 4 strokes American petrol engine constructed t by Mr. Rutenber himself.
Mr.Ruteber was really before his time, he not only where a skilled car designer and car builder he was a remarkable engine builder. His Rutenber Motor Company of America built in 1902 the first ever American gasoline-petrol 4 stroke Engine. And this engine is installed into the car.
The Rutenber Motor company later produced 4 stroke engines used for numerous purposes. As a matter of fact, one engine is displayed at the American Cosmopolitan Museum.
Since Mr. Rutenber was an engine builder his dream was to also be a car designer and this was the intention used by Mr. Streand when he in 1901 ordered this unique car from Mr. Rutenber.
Mr. Austin asked for futures such as Roof, doors, Windows. And as named It was truly an incredible task to from East to West Coast of the United States of America. This is also proven by the large mileage exceeding 12 000 miles and could reach a top speed of 60 mph.
It was equipped with numerous working locomotive features such as a
Steam stack and sand dome
8 Day penny rim wind clock
2 Forward & Reverse transmission with 12,000 Miles
The car has had 3 Owners
First owner, Austin F, Streand. (Lived in Chicago Illinois. The USA)
The second Owner purchased the car in 1947 (Lived in the USA)
The third Owner purchased the car in 1985 and is still the owner.
This is a listing on our terminal from a verified trader accredited with MEX ID 57893397, regarding 1 unit of manufacturer type Streand and model name Loco, with production year of 1902.
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