This “Lo-Boy” Cox .049 tether car was designed and built by Doug Parker, of Vermont, in 2014. Mr. Parker’s miniature lowboy is crafted from aluminum and steel, and sports a finely finished wood body. It is powered by a Cox .049 engine that drives the rear axle via a drive shaft and 2:1 miter gears. It measures about 8.5 inches long and 4 inches wide and has ball bearings in the drive train, rear axle, and front wheels. Unlike a highboy, where the body sits on the frame, the lowboy body is channeled inside so it sets much lower on the frame giving the hot rod a sleeker, faster look.   

The Lo-Boy Cox .049 tether car.

Exhibit added: February 1, 2016 - Last modified: February 2, 2023

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