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darrg

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Martin Stationette
« on: October 24, 2005, 08:47:45 PM »
Just noticed this in the current issue of Practical Classics (Dec 05, p13):

"MARTIN STATIONETTE SAVED. A US motor museum has rescued a classic from ruin after buying it on an internet auction site. The Lane Motor Museum added to its collection after buying the 1950 Martin Stationette on eBay. The three-wheeled, all-wood microcar has a moinocoque chassis and is powered by a rear-mounted, four-cylinder, 24hp Hercules engine. The transmission is Martin Magnetic fluid drive and the car is suspended on rubber cords. Designer James V. Martin claimed that the car would average 40 miles per gallon with a top speed of 80 mph. For more information visit http://www.lanemotormuseum.org."

There's a small picture of the car, which looks a bit like a cross between an Isetta and the rear-end of a Morris traveller with its wooden beamed finish. Will endeavour to scan it over the next couple of days, and post it for your perusal ...

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Re: Martin Stationette
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2005, 06:57:48 PM »
Jeff Lane who owns the Lane Museum already has several microcars on the Register including a Peel Trident that he shipped over to the Isle of Man for the Peels to Peel Rally earlier this year.
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Re: Martin Stationette
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2005, 10:51:24 PM »
Here's the picture, much delayed (apologies ... )