View Full Version : Ner-A-Car / Sheffield Simplex

02-04-2009, 08:14 AM
Here's something different....

The Ner-A-Car was created by Carl A Neracher, built by the Ner-A-Car Corporation in Syracuse, New York in 1921 and also in Sheffield, England. Financing help for the new company came from razor maker King C. Gillette

Unique to the Ner-A-Car was the center hub steering system. The British Ner-A-Car was also known as the Sheffield Simplex version, as it was made under license by the Simplex Luxury Carmaker in Sheffield, England. It featured a larger engine 285cc two-stroke, and in 1925 was upgraded to a 350cc engine, known as the Blackburne and Model C.


02-04-2009, 08:45 AM
Never heard of one of those. I did own a Simplex motor cycle, sold by Sears & Roebuck. Had a unique way of shifting with out the use of a transmission, (so to speak). It had a sliding V belt assembly that changed from a large drive pulley to a small one, and visa versa. The original tires on it, which it only had an original on the rear wheel, were made in New Orleans, Louisiana. Actually printed in large raised letters on the side of the tire was, "New Orleans Louisiana". Sold it to a collector in the Mid West.

02-04-2009, 11:39 AM
That is truly bizarre. Love the "crotch warmer" cylinder cooling fins, sticking up out of the, ummmm, box/frame.