Lykamobile Steam Car
Steam Test Exp:
We are pleased to offer for sale this Lykamobile steam car from Steam Traction World, we have had a couple of these in over the years (including this one previously) and find they are huge amounts of fun on both the road and pottering around the rallyfield.
The party trick of the Lykas is going from cold to full boiler pressure in around 15 minutes, the electronically controlled burner makes the driving experience very simple and with minimal instruction new owners can be safely enjoying the car. Water feed is through crank driven water pumps and a manual hand pump. The engine is permanently engaged to the rear driving axle via a chain and modern disc brakes are fitted to the front axle for stopping.
Since arriving with us we have done a number of jobs on the car including:
- New burner deflector plate in the boiler
- New pressure switch to control the burner
- Replaced fuel hose and filter
- Replacement hand brake cable
- Replacement regulator cable
- Replacement steam supply hose to engine
Being completed in 2009 the car is an older build but has generally been well looked after. It is worth noting that like most steam cars (original and replica) they do require more regular fettling and maintenance than a steam traction engine. This is mainly due to them being more complex machines with automatic burner/pressure systems, water level sensors etc. Fortunately, nothing is actually that complicated on the cars and someone with just a basic understanding of electrics (myself included in that category) should have little issues looking after the car long term.
Overall, the car is in good running order and ready to be enjoyed by a new owner. Included in the sale is a days tuition, steam oil and a 20l drum of heating oil (fuel)
For further information or to arrange a viewing please do not hesitate to contact us, as always we would be happy to consider all steam and vintage vehicles in part exchange.
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.