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Stearns Knight

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On 12/7/2016 at 11:07 AM, alsancle said:

This is a 1925 Model C Sport Touring that is owned by a collector in NY.   He tours with it extensively.

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i AM THINKING THIS WAS a CAR OWNED BY DAVE BELL - OR HE HAD A TWIN (WAS NOT THIS NICE IN CONDITION PAINT WISE AND .... LAST TIME I SAW IT, BUT WAS A PRETTY SOLID CAR AND IN SAME COLORS AND .....

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13 hours ago, alsancle said:

Looks Great Garry.   Same body as the 8-90 at the top of the thread?

Similar but with the six-cylinder it's much shorter. The body is by Robbins it does get driven regularly and when things are running smoothly it will do 70 miles an hour. It is barely broken in at 78000 miles, it drives and stops very well for a 5800 pound vehicle. Most of the smoking issues I believe wera due to the Skinner not functioning properly.

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Here is a 8-90 Coupe that is a different car than the one I posted earlier from NY (I think).  This picture is from 1973 when it was owned by Bob Erdelyi from Michigan.

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On ‎11‎/‎25‎/‎2016 at 8:57 PM, alsancle said:

Is it a Phillips body like the H8-90 I posted?  They look very similar.

Yes its a Phillips body.  Sorry I didn't respond to this sooner!

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On 11/26/2016 at 2:58 PM, John_Mereness said:

One of my dad's very first employees (a good friend and avid model railroader too), Dave Bell, drove a 1929 Stearns Knight 6 Cylinder Coupe - I believe it had a Robbins body and was very similar to the green 6 cyl coupe pictured above (excepting wooden wheels and a rear mount spare).  The body was mostly aluminum.  And, it was maroon with black fenders and natural wood  wheels - original interior.  Black long grain top - with landau irons. He drove the car everywhere and it was weekend regular in our driveway in the late 60's and early 70's.

 

 

Where was this located? Was it a drop head?

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A touring car for sale.  http://www.ebay.com/itm/27253720658

 

$39,500

 

A 1919 Stearns Knight L4 - Light Four Touring Car in unrestored condition with original paint, interior and top with side curtains.
 
A numbers matching vehicle by the F. B. Stearns Co. with Chassis No. 7016 and Engine No. L7016.
 
The 4 cylinder Stearns-Knight engine is a sleeve valve design used be several auto manufacturers of the day.
 
Body No. 1489 by Lind Motor Body of The Ohio Blower Co. in Cleveland, Ohio.
 
Odometer shows 8248 miles, but actual mileage is unknown.
 
Engine turns over by hand with the hand crank.
 
Tool chest under front seat contains original tools, side curtain frames, manual windshield wiper and portable cigarette lighter.
 
Front and rear fenders may have been repainted, but body is original paint.
 
Car has been in climate controlled garage in California for 8 years after coming from a climate controlled collection in Florida.
 
Additional pictures are available imgur.com/a/CMJfR
 
This rare car is an excellent candidate for the preservation class.
 
If you prefer original condition prewar cars you will not be disappointed with this Stearns Knight Light 4.
 
Please look at all the pictures because they are part of the description and a good indicator of condition.
 
The car has no title and will be sold with a Bill of Sale.
 
Thanks for your interest and consideration.

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On 1/20/2017 at 0:28 PM, alsancle said:

This is a 29 Stearns but the body is supposed to be Rollston.  I'm not convinced but maybe it is.RollstonStearns.jpg

It is a Rollston body.    The door handles are the giveaway.   

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On 8/21/2017 at 7:59 AM, alsancle said:

The convertible coupe was at Pebble and as it was going up for an award the guy next to me said "that car has a blown head gasket!".

 

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Saw if puffing away - good news is the exhaust system will never rust out

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