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This 1920 Stephens Salient Six model 86 has recently been saved after a long slumber. It is actually the only survivor in Sweden. In the early twenties it was used not far from the Arctic Circle by a mailman working for the Swedish Royal Mail When the car was worn out he just drove it into the woods and left it there. Many years later it was rescued by a guy who assembled the car and actually drove it for a short period. Then the Stephens was put aside again and stored in a shed there it should remain for 40 years until I got the opportunity to buy it. All these years have been bad for the car. It was full of rat nests and even contained a dead bird.But today the Stephens car has got a new better home in my garage. Will start the restoration very soon. It has a giant six cylinder engine with overhead valves. The engine has a cubic capacity of 3,7 litres and develops an effect of 57 hp.This is a real car!
Author: Claes Rocklin Wednesday, 01 September 2010
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