Samuel Eliot, ASAE, was an automotive experimenter and visionary.

The Cricket III incorporated many of his ahead-of-the-time ideas: torsion-bar suspension, stainless steel body, one-piece frame, rear-mounted engine, aircraft type control column for steering and braking and no-glare, slotted headlights. Among his many patents was an engine which would run on any fuel. In 1933 he built Boston’s first parking garage.

Specifications: This vehicle was a test bed (a vehicle used for testing new equipment, components, systems, engines, etc.), so the specifications varied widely.

Accession no. 1994G17

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