Jeff Theobald kindly invited me to post a notice here.
LISTING # 130208756898
bearing in mind that ebay does not allow external links in their listings, this is a little different from what is on that page. I understandably don't want to get on the wrong side of ebay. Only doing due diligence to get word of it throughout the steam community. We'd be very grateful for any help or suggestions you might have. Full terms at ebay.
Steam powered vehicle built on a kit car chassis. It is an experimental vehicle; there is a lot of documentation on it. Peter Barrett, the fellow who built it, has passed on to the happy engineer's shop in the sky. THIS IS ONE OF A KIND!
see the following links: for more photographs, [s305.photobucket.com
for engineering pages on this car & links to documents, [www.firedragon.com
for general reference, as Mr. Barrett was associated with Steam Automobile Club of America for many years: www.steamautomobile.com
This should be considered as a research project & not as typical transportation as it takes an understanding of steam engines & is a complex device. Since the surviving family has suffered a lot, they have asked me to act as an agent.
This car represents over 20 years of developmental work by an engineer & is verifiable. It ran at meets, at 60-80 MPH. What Pete Barrett did was to make the most modern steam vehicle that he could make. It has computer controls for the water and fire inputs into the boiler. The boiler is a monotube and the engine is high speed short cutoff.
For years Pete wrote a regular article on his work on the car. Usually it was problems that came up that he had to solve. These articles were written up in the steam club publications over a 20 year or more period.
As to value, it is speculative so it will be on a best bid basis. There exists a history of some steam vehicles with a historical lineage, selling for as much as $80K that I know of. However, none of those were designed incorporating current technology, as this is. Sale includes title, trailer & access to documentation. Sold as-is, since it has been in storage for a couple years. It would be wonderful to find someone who could truly appreciate what this is. It is known in the Steam community around the world.