Franklin manufactured air-cooled engine cars
in Syracuse, NY from 1902 - 1934, creating
approximately 150,000 cars in that time
They were competing with other luxury cars
such as Cadillac, Packard, Pierce Arrow,
etc. They made only 1,820 cars of all models
This is a very low mileage car and the
original upholstery (I was told it is
original, and it matches the pattern in the
sales literature that I have) is still in
excellent shape! In some pictures the
upholstery looks brown but it is grey. No
The car was disassembled when I bought it in
May 2014. From May 2014 through May 2015 I
had the body and fenders restored and
painted, and I reassembled the car. I
refinished all the interior wood trim,
restored the hydraulic brake system, updated
all of the chrome and installed five new
It has been changed to 12 volt system so an
AC could be installed.
I showed the car at the Million-Air lease
company's "Wings and Wheels" show at Dallas
Addison airport in May 2015 and was awarded
"Best Domestic Car" trophy from among 50+
domestic and custom show vehicles.
In July 2017 I updated the engine with new
Egge pistons, re-seated the valves and
checked the connecting rod clearances.
The car looks beautiful and runs well - it
is ready for a new owner.
|Listed Price||$30,000|| |
Excluding price changes of less than $100.