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Archive for January, 2017

1900…or so, Hensel

s-l64Prince wrote a song with the lyrics, “Let’s go Crazy, Lets get Nuts”. Well Fred Hensel did just that.

Ok, here is a vehicle that we all should want. It is as weird as can be, there is only one in the world and it has a cool factor that no other has.

Let’s start with the fact that it is completely hand made and it shows but that only adds to the “Cool Factor”. Next it’s Steam Powered, yes “steam” . You can run it with wood, charcoal maybe even old newspapers…the ones you don’t read anyway.  My Uncle Speed (Speed was his nickname, he owned a auto repair shop for about a million years and built some very fast cars)  had a Stanley Steam powered car sitting in his garage since I could remember, he also had a 1911 (?) Maxwell. These were very cool cars just sitting there.

Back to steam powered cars. This vehicle built by Fred Hansel has so many features that showed up later in automobiles is amazing.
There is not a lot I can say about this vehicle more than what the seller is saying, but I gotta tell you, this is one weird vehicle and somebody needs to give a good home and go ride the thing,

Click in the pictures below for more info…have fun

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