2-row sleeve valve engine. Ref 1
Mercedes Benz SSK 7.1L 1929. Ref 24
The compressor equipped sport cars were the construction of Ferdinand Porsche and they were mainly used in sport cars competitions and the adversaries were mostly Alfa Romeo and Bentley. They were not only used for competitions and could also be used for road driving. Because of all the successfully competitions many sons of the high class people at that time wanted one that looked the same. That 's why they could order different trims of the car. Porsche put so much time in them that he finally was accused for neglecting job on other car models. This is one cause that he started to work at Steyer and then for Auto Union. The SSK cars had a single overhead cam and a Roots compressor which was driven over the main crankshaft. This was a system he later used for Auto Union race cars. This car has the biggest engine with 7.1 liter. 42 cars were built from which 20 have survived. This car has been driven by Karl Ebb and Caracciola mainly in Europe during 1930 th and came to Sweden during the 40 th. In Sweden it changed owners several times (Ebb?). Was finally in a scrap yard found in a terribly stand in the middle of 1950 by Bertil Lindblad. Then he worked 20 years to put it back in the present state. Reading the link SSK clutch came into trouble. This made that a new type of clutch was installed. Sorry for this car had hardly been driven after complete renovation. See link.
Panhard Levassor 1912
Other sleeve valve engines
This car is equipped with a sleeve valve engine giving 70 ps. 1912 it was a very powerful car at that time. A sleeve valve engine has no traditional valves. The car was ordered by the speaker in Swedish parliament count Bonde. He traveled to Paris himself to fetch the car and then drove it home to Stockholm. At that time it was considered the finest car in Sweden and was often lend to the Swedish King Gustav V when he got high ranked visitors from other countries. It was used up to 1929 when it was stored. Bertil Lindblad got the opportunity to buy the car from Brita Bonde in the middle of 1950. Then he started a full renovation. The car is the only surviving copy of the total of 20 cars that were made. Most of those were sold to the Russian aristocracy. The internet has no pages and therefore it is likely that this is the only car.
Pierce-Arrow Model 48-B-5
Pierce Arrow 1919. Ref 22
The Pierce family shared the production units in the way that the son
took care of motorcycles and the father cared about bicycles and
lorries. In the first hand fire lorries. The first motorcycle
came 1909 with a 4 cylinders engine. This was very costly. 1910 they sold single
cylinder engines. Engine and bicycles went bankruptcy 1914. Fire lorries were manufactured up to
1932. Pierce also produced a
luxurious car under the name of Pierce Arrow. They could be recognize by
the special design for head lamps. They were built in the front fenders
in an easy recognized way. Read the good link about Pierce that tell you
Nagant was a Belgian company which was specialized for arms. They
had near contact with the Russian Tsars. From there they got a
model, Mosin-Nagant, and produced it in large series.
The car on the picture is from 1915. Overland was from the beginning the company Standard Wheels, went over to be named Overland and last Willys Overland started 1908. They had several different engine types like 4, 6 inline and Knight sleeve types. The Knight engines were double in cost of what a normal valve engine. Yet quite many were sold. For a while they had a 5 liter V8 sleeve valve which cost $1950. The car in the museum is a model which quite often called Runabout and had a 4 cylinders engine with only 36 hp. It was sold for $495. The great period for Willys was during the first part of the 1920 th when they sold almost 20000 cars. During the end of 1930 th the production went down and the company was almost bankruptcy. As a luck the war started 1939 when the construction company Bantam got the responsibility together with Ford and Willys to produce the Jeep. After the war they continued production with a civilian model. Ordinary cars were not manufactured until 1952. The Willys company was bought 1953 by Kaiser corporation and the car production continued in Sao Palo up to 1956. The name Willys was changed 1963 to Kaiser Corporation.
Voisin C5 1924
Gabriel Voisin was the elder of two brothers. The younger, Charles, started with air plane constructions together with Bleriot in the beginning of 1900. He quit from Bleriot and offered his older brother to be part owner in his air plane factory which was opened 1907. This year he succeeded in his first flying and the length was 60 meters. This airplane was developed and made even longer tours. Charles died 1912 in a car crash and Gabriel took over. The first world war was of course a success for this kind of production and lots of airplanes were sold to the French government. After the war he started with car production through a cooperation with Citroen, license?. Gabriel had special opinions on how to build and use different modern material at that time like aluminum and wood. He combined the materials to get light constructions. The engine type he used was a sleeve valve. Voisin is considered as a very luxurious car. Of all 20000 cars produced there are only about 100 survivors. Those who have seen the movies about Indiana Jones may remember the Voisin car and the French officer in the Sahara fort. It was used heavily, something a Voisin owner today never should do.
Louis Renault started 1898 to fabricate a car with DeDion engine and 1,75 ps. Air cold with transmission and differential, 3 step gearbox and reverse gear. A very advanced construction. He sold 179 ex. From 1902 engine volume increased to 6,3 l. because of the demand from competition cars. From 1904 to 1928 Renault kept the main construction of L-top cylinder casting in pair, magnet ignition, thermo siphon cooling and the cooler placed behind engine. 1905 the models AX and AG came. They were the base for all Renault cars, even the famous Taxis de la Marne. The taxi cabs of Paris helped to move the French army during the battle of Marne. The Germans were stopped. 1908 a 6 cyl car was announced. 1911 removable tires and pressure lubrication. More than 10000 cars were produced. Renault has not have any down periods of importance. A dark chapter is that Louis Renault died in prison 1944 after been accused for collaboration with the Nazis. After his dead the company was nationalized. During and after the war a small car was developed, CV4, with the help? of Ferd. Porsche who was in jail for war crime. Although it was announced that he could go free for 500000 franc. His son earned money for construction of the Cisitalia car and paid this sum. For a long time Renault did not make their own bodies, instead there were left to different body firms in France.
This Renault has the complete name of Type D Series B Voiturette. Typically for the mark after 1902 was that the cooler was place behind the engine. Perhaps driver got warm air for the coupé. About the car in the museum there are not so much information, more than it has been owned by the Renault reseller, Erik Lundvik, in Stockholm and that the car has been on display in the Marble Halls 1925. The car was left for restoring in 1990 th in Stockholm.
Torsten Krüger's (not to be mixed up with Ivar Krüger) Bentley 1930, after his dead, was taken care of after some time at the Technical museum Stockholm. In this museum it just standing and collected dust as the museum board was not so interested in this large car. It had an engine with 6 cylinders and 8 liter volume. The car could go for 100 mph and this speed was not possible for Rolls Royce to reach. As this model saw the market when depression was on it's highest level only 100 copies were sold before the company 1931 ceased production. Most delivered models had the body on the picture. This car is now on display in Köping. It is still in a bad stand and of course the Lindblad foundation cannot put money on the car. This car was paid new with almost 2000£ and is today 2009 paid on auction up to $900000. Torsten Krüger also owned a Duesenberg which later was sold to a Swede Martin Strömberg. Read about this.
This impressive Delage was build on special order for a French
fighter pilot. Pellerine was married with a Swedish girl bought the car. The car
was used for their driving from Särö, outside Gothenburg, to Paris and
the Riviera. 1958
Björn Lind got the, privilege to buy the car. He used it some years
before it was stored for life. To get the opportunity to buy such a car
is always an advantage.
Buick was one of the more powerful cars in the 1920. It could be delivered with either 6 or 8 cylinders engine. It gave a powerful moment and could be rebuild to support different kind of machines. The Buick in Köping was bought by a farmer who rebuild it for his patented way to drill holes in a tree trunk. Those were used for draining peat mosses in Sweden. This was a type of pipes that later were replaced by the well known earthenware pipes. Today only special plastic pipes are used. Those tree trunk pipes were also used in mines to pump water in this case much longer. One can study such equipment for long way drilling in Falu copper mine. These wooden pipes never become rotten either in a peat moss or a mine. The car on small picture comes from Nostalgi museum Grängesberg Sweden. This car has been sold.
Bugatti type 44 1928
Bertil Lindblad is one of the men behind the car museum in Köping, even if it's not the official name. He was a machine engineer and worked at the Mechanical Workshop of Köping. Here he got his main engine education much for the possibility to use work machines for his renovations for many of his interesting cars in the museum. Type 44 Bugatti was one of the first cars he bought. At that time these type of cars had no high money value. They were only of interest for those who understood that special cars in the future had a cultural, historical value and must be preserved. To keep on with this kind of interest one must have a complicated and comprehensive education. His network with important persons for this was quit big. Among them Curt Borgenstam who often travelled in Europe as a navy attaché could change his route to visit different old car producers. Lindblads collection became with time rather large and was during a short time on display at Nacka Strand museum. On the contrary Köping was his place in life and in order that his collection should not be widely spread after his dead a foundation was created and the locals became his old working place. Here also the supporting club twice every year arrange markets for old car spares.
Bugatti type 57 Stelvio 1936
The beautiful blue/black Bugatti in the museum was bought by
Borgenstam 1951 and was often used for long travelling in Europe. The
car was renovated after his dead and incorporated in Lindblad
Isotta Fraschini 1955
There are some names that a car interested person in Sweden must know and these they proudly mention in discussions during club meetings. One of these names is Curt Borgenstam, navy attaché for Sweden. He was the man who built up the Swedish torpedo boats defense. Having such a work he could travel much and also was one of the men who bought the unhappy destroyers from Italy. The engines that later were mounted in the Swedish built boats were Isotta Fraschini and one of them can be seen at this museum. It has three rows of 6 cylinders and is often called a W6 engine and had an output if 1500 ps. In those boat that were built in late 1950 three of these engines where working. Have a look in the picture far back you can see "the handbrake level" which handles the coupling for idle running. Later the output was raised to 1800 ps. One type of torpedo boat engine, is T-100, had no reverse gear. This boat had three V-20 diesel engines with 2500 ps each. Instead one engine stopped and the camshafts pushed so the engine turned in opposite direction, when started. This was done for example every time the boat made port. Isotta Fraschini engines were often built in airplanes which Sweden bought from Italy. Among them the Caproni bomber/reconnaissance. Jan Blomkvist who was my boss during my time at Hedemora Diesel for some years, is today a reseller for Isotta Fraschini, placed in Hälsingborg.
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