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Helicron- 1932

Helicron- 1932

 

Constructed in 1932, this one-of-a-kind, propeller driven car was discovered in a barn in France in 2000 having been placed there by the original owner in the late 1930s. Little could be seen of it through the rubble. It was completely rebuilt but many of the mechanical components are original, such as the frame, wire wheels, dashboard, steering wheel, steering gear, brake pedal, light switch, headlights, and the type plate. The wood frame was sandblasted and treated, the steering gear was rebuilt, and the interior was upholstered. The car steers with the rear wheels and only those wheels have springs. It is currently equipped with a Citroën GS engine with the propeller coupled directly to the crankshaft. The Helicron passed the French safety inspection in 2000 and is approved for use on their roads!

Specifications

  • Country of Origin: France
  • Engine: 4 cylinder, air cooled Citroën GS engine (not original). The original engine was lost but it is known to have been a horizontally opposed two cylinder four stroke.
  • Years of Production: 1932
  • Number Produced: 1

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