1903 Stanley (Steam) Motor Carriage … 1st car of Sterling Elliott

About this vehicle

This car, a 6.5 horsepower runabout, was originally sold to Sterling Elliott and it was his first car. The simple expansion type steam engine has two double acting, non-condensing cylinders geared directly to the rear axle. The kerosene fired vertical fire-tube boiler was mounted beneath the driver’s seat. It incorporated copper tubes and is reinforced with piano wire. This car could reach 80 mph!



  • Engine: Steam power. Two, double-acting cylinders, simple expansion type, non-condensing
  • Horsepower: 6.5
  • Boiler: Kerosene fired vertical fire-tube boiler.
  • Consumption: Kerosene, approximately 8-10 mpg