The three-wheeled car made from wood


Blackleaf
#1
The three-wheeled car made from wood

27 April 2007


It weighs just 900lb, has a top speed of 101mph -and is made entirely out of wood.

It took furniture maker, appropriately named Friend Wood, 46, more than 2000 hours to build his three-wheel, tear-drop shaped car, which he has named 'Tryane II'.



The wooden car has a top speed of 101mph




The two-seater was put together using the chassis and 602cc engine from a Citroen 2CV. Mr Wood then built up layers of African mahogany around a basic mould using a boat-building technique known as 'cold moulding'.

The car is a a three-wheel adaption of the classic four-wheeled 1969 Citroen Diane and is able to do between 55 and 70 miles per gallon.



The Tryane II is built from layers of African mahogany




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hermanntrude
#2
reminds me of the old 1920's morgan a friend of mine was re-building.

i love the wood effect. much more beautiful than most cars
 
eh1eh
#3
Looks like it would make a good humidor.
 
#juan
#4
I can't help thinking about the cost of body work. Replacing a fender would also be a work of art. We won't even talk about a head-on collision at highway speed. Imagine tumbling down the highway amongst a pile of wood chips....

It is pretty though.
 

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