The Jalopy Journal
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Salt Lake City 1955
Eric Rickman photo
What the hell is that thing?
More info about this one !
love to have the signage off this station
anybody know of this brand? Texas?
After Franklin Automobile Company closed in 1934, Carl Dohman and Edward Marks, former engineers with Franklin, formed their own company to develop a new air-cooled gasoline engine. Paul Lewis of Denver, Colorado had conceived the idea for this futuristic automobile and in 1936 contracted with Dohman and Marks to build a prototype.
They hired John Tjaarda, designer of the Lincoln Zephyr, to create the aerodynamically-styled model and construction began on the three-wheeled, front-wheel-drive car. It was pronounced road-worthy in April, 1937.
The Airomobile prototype shown above was driven more than 45,000 miles throughout the United States in a promotional effort to raise production capital. This effort fell short of its target and this was the only Airomobile built.
The 1937 Airomobile prototype featured:
Engine: Air-Cooled OHV 4-Cylinder Horizontally Opposed
Bore: 3-7/16 inch
Stroke: 3-1/2 inch
Displacement: 129.9 cubic-inches
Target Price: $550
Top Speed: 80 mph
Fuel Economy: 43.6 mpg
Different! Very different! kinda cool looking in n odd way
Looks like ol' Roy's wagon has dual carbs.
He did run it.
Walter Brennan played on TV show "The Real McCoys"
What's the story on Walter Brennan and the Ardun?
looks like Dumbos and moby dicks love child.
There was an episode in the Real McCoy's that used the car. I don't remember how or why but I do remember it in the episode
front and rear of the same car. rusted in half. sad
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