No Gearbox, No Clutch, He Goes by Prop (Jan, 1956)
No Gearbox, No Clutch, He Goes by Prop
Overcoming “low-altitude drag” with a push propeller geared to a Ford V-8 engine, Clifford Robins pilots his homemade motor car along the roads of Yeovil, England, at a top speed of 70 m.p.h.
Robins, a grocer, used no rear-axle drive, no gearbox and no clutch. He estimates that the car cost him £200 ($560).