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La Roche Comet Number 1 1903, double engined LSR design
« on: December 28, 2017, 07:22:01 AM »
Who knows this car, its special features and what it was built for?
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Re: grob 2017.12.28 (01)
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2018, 02:14:40 PM »
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Re: grob 2017.12.28 (01)
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2018, 09:03:19 AM »
Was it ever built?  Or was it just a design?
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Re: grob 2017.12.28 (01)
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2018, 12:06:52 PM »
To help massively:

there is a relation to Darracq and their LSR engines.

I have not found a photo proof of this design though...
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Re: grob 2017.12.28 (01)
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2018, 08:19:02 AM »
Who knows this car, its special features and what it was built for?
Looks like:

Year: 190X
Special features: two motors, one at each end (perhaps 4WD as well)
Intended purpose: Land speed or other record attempt (but wheels are too small, no?)

Am I headed in the right direction?

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Re: grob 2017.12.28 (01)
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2018, 07:49:11 AM »
Exactly...

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Re: grob 2017.12.28 (01)
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2018, 01:13:59 PM »
La Roche 180 H.P. "Comet Number 1" (1904-05). Most likely created by U.S. Darracq importer F. A. La Roche Company of New York City as a proposed design for a LSR car featuring a pair of Darracq engines.

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Re: grob 2017.12.28 (01)
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2018, 12:50:53 AM »
My deep respect!

You identified it!

For those who can read old German texts (Pal?), this original 1903 magazine clip could be interesting:
« Last Edit: October 05, 2018, 12:55:14 AM by grobmotorix »