The Wildest Thing You Have Ever Laid You Eyes on - Suspension Compound: In our detailed post on resilient wheels, we have uncovered this amazing vehicle built in France in 1910. If features wheel hubs suspended with two leaf springs and the most elaborate shock absorber and bridging arrangement imaginable. See it up close and in detail @ http://theoldmotor.com/?p=108611
when i see things like that i wonder how could it not survive? it was a work of art even in 1910. hard to imagine that when they finally gave up some body just chopped it up for fire wood and scrap
Clayton.....My thoughts follow yours. We have found out thru a reader the it is on a Pipe chassis that was made in Belgium.
The wild coach work is by French coach builder Henri Labourdette. Based on that ID hopefully we can find out more info about this incredible vehicle.
Just load that sucker on your trailer and head out for the tour!!
It appears this may have been the big 80 HP six, w/overhead valves. Look for a feature on the maker soon.
Don't miss our feature on the Resilient Wheel @ http://theoldmotor.com/?p=108611
I have a question about the .com name on all the photos, do you own the photos or are they photos from public domain sites?
We in the maintenance community have a name for this type of machine: Job Security.
"I have a question about the .com name on all the photos, do you own the photos or are they photos from public domain sites?"
Some we own others we either have permission to use them or they are submitted by a reader. We found that we have to watermark all the photos on our site as people steal them and many of them have ended up on Ebay for sale. Sorry if they bother you.
One of the "Compound Suspension" units. You can see close ups on T.O.M.
We were able to ID the car yesterday, it is a 1910 Pipe that was made in Belgium. It has a 80 HP OHV SIX. Look for a feature on the Pipe soon....It turns out to be quite a car.
Imagine getting chauffeured up to the local country club Christmas party in that!
Imagine doing Pike's Peak in it.