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2013 Stanley Vanderbilt Cup Racer - Available by Auction May 20th, 2017

Stanley Vanderbilt Cup Racer

Reg: A548
Chassis No. 1740
Engine No.851
Mileage: 1,000
Estimate: £140,000-£160,000

For Sale by Auction. Brooklands (Click for Link).
The auction will be on Saturday 20th May at 10.30am at Ascot Racecourse.
Viewing will be on Thursday 18th from 10am to 8pm and on Friday 19th from 10am to 5pm
Historics at Brooklands
00 44 1753 639 170

The original Vanderbilt Cup Car was built and finished in December 1905 by the Stanley Motor Carriage Company for the 1906 race. The dimensions are sublime and it has been coveted by a number of distinguished collectors over the years.

One such gentleman with an eye for quality and a 1908 Model M already, had a yearning for a Vanderbilt Cup Car. The only people to speak to in the UK, were the Goolds. 

Stanley Vanderbilt Cup Racer

J.R. Goold Vintage Steam Restorations Ltd. is a small family business established in 1972 by John Goold and based near Bath. The company is now run on a day-to-day basis by his two sons, Justin and Grant. They specialise in the manufacture and reconditioning of both Sentinel and Stanley parts as well as complete restorations and the quality of their workmanship is second to none. A deal was done and in 2011 work began using a number of original parts as well as newly remanufactured parts, when required, to exact Stanley patterns including fuel filters on the burner and so keeping the jets free of carbon blocks. The chassis was produced by American specialists.

Stanley Vanderbilt Cup Racer

The resultant quality is unsurpassed and now also features a number of safety devices such as a pilot flame re-igniter. The fuel, apart from water and a little additive, is a 50:50 mixture of petrol and diesel; it has a range of 50 miles on one tank of water and approximately 100 miles on a tank of fuel. The heart of any steam car is its boiler and this model benefits from a new one during its build and comes with a current boiler certificate tested to 600psi. The engine is a 30hp unit with a gas-fired pilot burner driving the real wheels through a high ratio back axle. The vendor has even offered, if desired, a day’s tuition in ‘Stanley Steamer Running and Care’.

This extraordinary example, complete with steam whistle and period speedometer is fully road-registered and ready to go and, with a heady mixture of brass and the most immaculate moss-green paintwork, ensures the most arresting sight. A leviathan from another age.

Stanley Vanderbilt Cup Racer


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