1863 Roper Steam Carriage Replica

There is a 1864 Roper Steam Carriage in the Henry Ford Museum, but this black and white photo also from the museum shows the original 1863 Roper Steam Carriage.

Wild Bill Eggers has handcrafted a museum quality recreation of the 1863 Roper Steam Carriage.

Known as a Steam Car of the Civil War Days, this is the first of three carriages made by Sylvester H. Roper in 1863. Coal-fired, the steam pressure was around 15 – 20 pounds. The carriage has no brakes. It is slowed down by the cutting of the steam to the pistons, just like in locomotives.

 

1867 Roper Steam Velocipede Replica

THE FIRST COAL-FIRED STEAM MOTORCYCLE

The original 1867 Roper Steam Velocipede is in the Smithsonian, but this hand-crafted custom replica is currently available for sale. Ideal for museums and private collectors. Call for pricing.

1885 Daimler Reitwagen Replica

FIRST GAS-POWERED MOTORCYCLE

The internal combustion engine was invented for the 1885 Daimler Reitwagen. The original Daimler in no longer in existence due to fire, but this custom hand-crafted replica is currently available for sale. Ideal for museums and private collectors. Call for pricing.

To see Bill Egger’s personal 1885 Daimler Reitwagen Replica, enjoy the video above. Please note: the running version of the Daimler is not for sale.

World Renowned Custom 1930 Indian Motorcycle

This custom 1930 Indian Motorcycle was named “Renegade” by Bill Eggers who purchased it in Florida for $12,000 in the mid-1990s.

After 3 years of custom work, this four-cylinder Model 402 was sold to a  private museum in London for $80,000 at Sotheby’s in 2000. It was then resold again at Bonham’s auction house in 2012.

Bill Eggers: 1930 Indian Motorcycle