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Ford Walters built a series of steam automobiles including a dragster and a vehicle he called the Autopsy.

Ford Walters Steam Dragster, Mechanix Illustrated Article, p. 74

Ford Walters Steam Dragster found space in Mechanix Illustrated of an unknown date.

Ford Walters Steam Powered Dragster, Engine Detail Ford Walters Steam Powered Dragster, Engine Detail

Ford Walters Steam Powered Dragster, Engine Detail Ford Walters Steam Powered Dragster, Engine Detail

Ford Walters Steam Powered Dragster, Engine Detail Ford Walters Steam Powered Dragster, Engine Detail

The six images above show the Ford Walters Steam Dragster. Note the Corvair in the background of one image. Note the Corvair in the background. This is not the Steam Corvair, simply a car parked behind the elements being photographed. It appears in the photographs of The Autoposy below.

Walter's Car: The Autoposy

Ford Walters Steam Car, The Autoposy, Photograph, Southern California

Ford Walters built this steam car. He named it The Autopsy. This car, as well as Ford's Dragster, still survive.[1]

Ford Walters Steam Car, The Autopsy, from negative Ford Walters Steam Car, The Autopsy, from negative

Ford Walters Steam Car, The Autopsy, from negative Ford Walters Steam Car, The Autopsy, from negative
[1]Email, Tom Kimmel to Don Hoke, May 30, 2016. Karl Petersen, June 8, 2016.

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