1904 Mars Carette - Franschhoek Motor Museum

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1904 Mars Carette


Mars Motors Co existed in Finchley, London from 1904-5.

White and Poppe water-cooled engine.

Wicker-work seating typical of early tricars.

Two-speed chain transmission.

One of the last tricars with handlebar steering.

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Technical:

Engine: Single-cylinder
Power: 3.3 KW @ n/a r/min
Transmission: 2-spd
Max speed: n/a km/h


This post is part of a series from my recent visit to the Franschhoek Motor Museum. See the other posts here:
1904 Oldsmobile Curved Dash - Franschhoek Motor Museum
1903 Ford Model A - Franschhoek Motor Museum
Worldly Wanders #10 - Franschhoek Motor Museum, Cape Winelands, South Africa

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I have never seen one of these tricars before..beautiful!

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They certainly are 😉

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Now that looks great to go cycling along a beach with a dog in that basket on the front (perhaps even a picnic) nice bit of history thanks @cheeto.blue

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Hehe - now that would be cool! There is an engine though so peddling wouldn't even be required 😉

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Yup would suit me fine....

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Hehe ☺️

Guess where I will visit as soon as we relocate to the Cape? A great post and it wants an Upvote! Blessings!

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Ah!!! You'll love it!! Definitely pay them a visit! I hope the move goes well 😎

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Looks like we sold the Papillon property in Johannesburg to the 7th Day Adventist church and they are eager to keep the Papillon staff and to continue with the projects! Thus far they have only paid halve of the amount as a deposit and we have to wait for the balance! As soon as the full amount is paid, the transfer process can begin. Hopefully all will be done by December.

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Wow, that is really good news!! It seems it is all going to work out pretty well ☺️

Awesome vehicle, and water cooled, amazing!!

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Hehe - quite amazing for back in the day ☺️

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