Look at the woodwork on this one! Like the
old wooden boats ... beautiful!
Practical? Well, that's another question
In the late 1930s this one-of-a-kind Helicron
was placed in a barn and forgotten.
More than six decades later this odd lost little
gem was rediscovered, rebuilt, and reintroduced to the world...
Although the manufacturer is unknown, it's believed
that this car was built in France 1932.
Following the first World War it was not uncommon
for recently displaced airplane engineers
to look towards the automobile industry for employment.
As in this example, a few entrepreneurs developed
propeller-powered cars with the notion that propeller power
was an efficient means of moving a vehicle. On
this car, when the wooden propeller is spinning at full speed and
efficiently, this little 1,000-pound boat-tailed
skiff can hit freeway speeds exceeding 75 mph.
This is the one and only Helicron in existence,
owned by Lane Motor Museum in Nashville, TN.
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