Lykamobile Steam Car
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We are pleased to have in this very well put together and sorted Lykamobile steam car, I think the word "fun" best sums up these brilliant little machines as they put a smile on everyone’s face who goes for a ride. Compared to other steam engines the whole experience is a rather elegant and hassle-free affair with steam being raised in around 10 minutes at the flick of a switch.
Although one of the original batch of Modelworks (then Steam Traction World) cars it remained a kit of parts until being completed in 2012. Since completion the car clearly had very little use and remains in very good condition. A number of improvements have been made to the car with the biggest change being the electrics, the car now uses a more analogue approach to boiler water and reserve water tank levels with sight glasses replacing the unreliable electric sensors as originally fitted. The burner electrics have also been improved so the relay for the burner works on the 240volt output from the inverter rather than the 12v into it, what this means in real world terms is a more responsive burner which fires up quicker when triggered.
The twin cylinder engine has the upgrades as developed by Steam Traction World after their epic Lands End to John o Groats run along with an additional lubrication system which has been designed and installed by a previous owner.
The electronically controlled burner for the boiler makes the whole driving experience very simple and with minimal instruction people can quickly and safely be enjoying the car. Water feed is through a manual hand pump and crank driven water pump operated by a bypass valve. The engine is permanently engaged to the rear driving axle via a chain and modern disc brakes are fitted all round.
Included is a purpose-built road trailer for transport, loading/unloading takes no more than 5 minutes and it is also fitted with a winch and a large box for storing spare fuel and oil etc. For the rear load area there are two options, the pictured drum for extra water capacity and a traditional wicker basket. Also included is a days tuition, however realistically we expect you will be comfortable with it in a couple of hours.
We are happy to consider all steam and vintage vehicles part exchange. Finance, nationwide delivery and export can also be arranged if required.
For any questions or more information please do not hesitate to contact us.
Important Note: We recommend when purchasing any steam vehicle to employ the services of your own boiler inspector for independent advice and not solely rely on previous test reports.