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Subject: 1932 Helicron 

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.

Thanks to COretegon

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