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Eshelman Sportabout
The Eshelman Co
Baltimore, Maryland
1953-1960

Eshelman Sportabout was a Minicar or Microcar built by Cheston L. Eshelman of Baltimore, Maryland from 1953 to 1960. The Eshelman Child's Sports Car, Adult's Sports Car and Sportabout models were built along with a lawn tractor.

The Eshelman cars were powered by a single cylinder 6 horsepower Briggs and Stratton engine. The Eshelman Sportabout could reached speeds of 30 miles per hour and travel 70 miles on a gallon of gas.

The Eshelman cars were simple in construction with fiberglass bodies. From the engine their was a roller chain running back to the gear box. To go forward, the operator engaged the clutch with a lever. There wasn't a reverse gear but by pushing down on a reverse pedal the car did move in backward. Brakes consisted of pads rubbing on the tires opered by the reverse pedal. All car did not have any suspension or charging system for the battery.

1956 Eshelman Adult Sport 1956 Eshelman Adult Sport
1956 Eshelman Adult Sport

Popular Mechanics - Popular Science ads of the 1950s
Popular Mechanics - Popular Science ads of the 1950s

1957 Eshelman Sportabout
1957 Eshelman Sportabout

1958 Eshelman Sportabout
1958 Eshelman Sportabout

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