1904 Star Twin Cylinder Victoria
Chassis number: TBA
Registration number: 676XUY
VCC Dating Certificate no 188
Vintage and Prestige Fine Motor Cars are proud to be offering this 1904 Star Twin Cylinder Victoria for sale. A regular London to Brighton runner. This little Start has the 7hp twin cylinder engine which makes it go really rather well. It has been successfully campaigned in a number of events by the current owner who feels the need to now pass it on as he approaches his 90th year.
The Star Twin Cylinder Victoria has been lovingly and competently maintained to ensure it starts perfectly off the handle. Starting procedure is very simple, with a turn on fuel tap, tickle carb, pull engine through two suction strokes, put magneto switch on and then give a mere nudge to the starting handle and it fires right up every time.
A bottle of Neetsfoot oil and a simple brush comes with the Star Twin Cylinder Victoria as the owner advises dressing the clutch prior to use each time as it makes the take up on the clutch far less abrupt and allows one to pull away displaying a modicum of mechanical sympathy. (Neetsfoot being made from the foot and shin of a cow, but not the hoof, for those of you not in the know.)
The Star Twin Cylinder Victoria is a three speed machine with reverse. The gears are sequential in line. Brakes are reasonably efficacious by the standards of the day, but please use the hand brake as the primary brake with the foot pedal being used as a secondary device.
Being a twin the little Star Twin Cylinder Victoria, it trots down the road with alacrity dispatching hills with alacrity and never short of go on the straights. Having nursed several single cylinder machines down to Brighton, we are looking forwards to this years’ run should we not have sold the car first. A good test is the fact that the little Star Twin Cylinder Victoria was able to run up the steep ramp into our showrooms upper floor for photography.
The body is a very early Victoria hooded two seat affair being comfortable to sit in. The owner, no stranger to a spanner, has done a superb job of looking after and conserving the car along with an assortment of other early machines lurking in his motor shed. The red leather is in fine order as is the green coach painted body. New steam bent ash hood hoops have recently been fabricated and fitted. The Star Twin Cylinder Victoria is festooned with the usual brass hardware and delightful period black enamelled ‘Powell & Hanmerl’ lamps. The front Gill type radiator is also in good fettle.
The Star Twin Cylinder Victoria comes with a 2014 London to Brighton Entry. We can deliver it to the start line and have it ready to start and go on Sunday 2nd November. We would say a turn key operation, but it has no key.
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Office 01375 379719
Richard Biddulph 07967 260673
Paul Fox 07955 588019
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Part Exchange welcome.
Weekend & evening viewings OK.
Viewings by appointment :
9 Globe Industrial Estate,
Grays, Essex, RM17 6ST
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