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Stanley Steam Car: A 944

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1904. Model CX Runabout. 8 hp. Chassis No: 1017. Engine No: 0271. Reg No: A 944.
1904. Model CX Runabout. 8 hp. Chassis No: 1017. Engine No: 0271. Reg No: A 944.

Note: This is a sub-section of Stanley Steam Car

Imported new in 1904 by the sole UK agent F. Wilkinson (Manchester), of Manchester, though nothing else is known of its early history.

In 1931 Richard Shuttleworth bought the car intending to fit a new boiler and have the engine overhauled. The boiler and the engine were removed but had not been replaced when be was killed in flying accident in 1940.

The car then remained within the Shuttleworth Collection until Guy Black bought it for restoration in 1987. It seems that Guy did not undertake the restoration but sold the Stanley on to professional engineer Geoff Harris who, in conjunction with the late Phil Hopes, set about a major mechanical overhaul, had a new boiler made and rebuilt the original engine.

Subsequent owners Stuart Gray and Peter Williams, both well-known steam-car enthusiasts, made various mechanical and cosmetic improvements.

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