||1925 Stanley Steam Car - Phaeton (Touring Car) Model
Serial Number 25007, Model SV-252A
AACA Historic Preservation of Original Features!
This is the finest, and probably the only unrestored Stanley SV in existence. This car ran very well in September 2010. New video of the car running coming soon!
This is the second earliest 1925 Stanley documented to have survived. Perhaps only 50 were made in 1925 by the Steam Vehicle Corporation of America of Newton, MA.
This car steamed very nicely and drove well in 2010.
Original leather upholstery, note some serious deterioration.
Lockheed hydraulic brakes - rebuilt in 2010, filled with DOT 5 brake fluid
Body shows very minor nicks and scratches, typical of an unrestored car.
Missing rear window, correct replacement frame in hand but not installed.
Model 750 water tank installed, however the original water tank survives and comes with the car. Will be installed if buyer prefers.
The air pump is missing but was likely never installed by the factory. This appears to be the case with several other 1925 SVs.
Connection required from generator to Waltham speedometer. Speedometer is out of the car but present. Is correct for the car.
Electric fuel tank gauge is not original, probably added by Carl Amsley. There is no Foxboro gauge or sending unit.
The boiler has been re-tubed but is believed to be the original boiler.
The burner is a conventional drilled, two-venturi Stanley burner and may very likely be the original.
The originally designed boiler and burner were 20" and much too small.
This car was owned at one time by Car Amsley, who made the following modifications:
Cut slot in front floor board and installed a hand water pump. Brent Campbell saw this car at Carl's before Carl cut the hole in the floor board
and mounted the condensing car hand pump, probably a Model 740 hand pump.
Replaced steam pressure gauge in dash. It is correct, but the dial reads Stanley Motor Carriage Co. and not Steam Vehicle Corporation.
Added kidney style boiler water level gauge. I do not think this is original.
Model A Ford rear tail light on left rear fender.
May have painted the car.
Replaced the original black condenser shell with nickel.