1927 FRANKLIN 11B 4 DR SEDAN OLDER RESTO ONLY 144 LEFT REGISTERED

Price: US $15,000.00 Item location: Avondale, Arizona, United States
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: (not Ford or Chevy) RARE FRANKLIN 11B
  • SubModel: 11B 4 SUICIDE DOORS
  • Type: Sedan
  • Trim: 4 DR RUNS GREAT - NO RESERVE
  • Year: 1927
  • Mileage: 61,636
  • VIN: E117049
  • Color: Tan
  • Engine size: FRANKLIN 6 CYL AIR COOLED
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Green
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1927 Ford (not Ford or Chevy) RARE FRANKLIN 11B 4 DR RUNS GREAT - NO RESERVE

//// NOTE: PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE TEXT BEFORE CALLING WITH QUESTIONS --- THIS CAR IS 90 YEARS OLD AND EXTREMELY RARE AND STILL DRIVES AND STOPS AS IT DID WHEN LEFT THE FACTORY ///////// PLEASE DISREGARD THE G90 ON THE TITLE. IT IS A GLITCH ON THE EBAY PROGRAM.THE MODEL NUMBER IS A -- 11B ---
THE 1927 FRANKLIN MODEL 11B IS A 4DR SEDAN WITH AN ALUMINUM BODY AND DOORS AND ONLY THE FRONT HOOD IS MADE OF STEEL. THE CHASSIS AND FRAME IS MADE OF EXTREMELY HIGH QUALITY WOOD AND STEEL WITH A SPECIAL AND ORIGINAL RUBBER COATED CANVAS TOP IN PRISTINE CONDITION. NO RUST POSSIBLE ON THE BODY AND CHASSIS. 4 COOL SUICIDE DOORS.
EQUIPPED WITH THE ORIGINAL FRANKLIN 6 CYLINDER AIR COOLED AIRCRAFT ENGINE, FAMOUS FOR ITS DESERT CROSSINGS IN THE EARLY20TH CENTURY WITHOUT OVERHEATING AND PREFERRED BY FAMOUS AVIATORS SUCH AS CHARLES LINDENBERG AND AMELIA EARHART BACK IN THEIR HEY DAYS.
3 SPEED TRANSMISSION AND FULL PANEL INCLUDES A ORIGINAL AND STILL WORKING CLOCK AND HAS NO TEMPERATURE GAUGE DEEMED AS UNNECESSARY BY THE ENGINEERS AS IT NEVER OVERHEATED.
THIS IS A EXTREMELY RARE AUTO IN GREAT DAILY DRIVER CONDITION READY TO GO TO CAR SHOWS OR EVEN TO EXPOSE IN MUSEUMS. NOT A NUMBER ONE CAR BUT A GOOD 2 TO 3BY HEMMINGS MAGAZINE STANDARDS,DUE TO FLAKING PAINT ON THE ALUMINUM BODY.
BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN IN A MUSEUM AFTER AN OLDER RESTORATION AND LATER PURCHASED ON AUCTION BY THE PREVIOUS OWNER. USED SPARINGLY AFTER THAT AND GARAGE KEPT AND PRESERVED.
ONLY 61636 MILES ON THE ODOMETER BELIEVED TO BE ACTUAL. INTERIOR IS IN LIKE NEW CONDITION EXCEPT FOR THE FRONT CARPET. PROPER FABRIC AND ORIGINAL FACTORY DESIGN PATTERN USED ON RESTORATION DONE BY PROFESSIONAL SHOP.
RECENTLY REFRESHED ENGINE OIL (USING AIRCRAFT OIL AS REQUIRED) AND A NEW CARBURETOR ALL BRASS MODEL WAS INSTALLED AND TUNED TO BEST PERFORMANCE. A NEW BATTERY (6V 635CCA) INSTALLED AND GENERAL LUBRICATION PERFORMED.
ITEMS STILL TO BE DONE BY THE NEW OWNER --- A DENT IS LOCATED ON THE TOP LEFT REAR OF THE ALUMINUM BODY AND A SMALLER ONE ON THE RIGHT TOP REAR (SEE PHOTOS) EASY JOB FOR A REGULAR BODY PERSON. ---- THE SPEEDOMETER NEEDS ATTENTION ---- FRONT CARPET IS WORN AND STAINED --- PAINT IS FLAKING DUE TO BAD ADHESION TO THE ALUMINUM PAINT UNDER IT. ---- WIPER BLADE MISSING.
GLASS IS ALL GOOD --- WINDOWS CRANK UP AND DOWN INCLUDING THE REARMOST ONES ---- TOP IS PERFECT --- ALL WOOD IS PERFECT AND HAS NO SIGN OF DETERIORATION BOTH ON THE CABIN FRAME AND ON THE CHASSIS. --- BRAKES ARE THE MECHANICAL TYPE AND SURPRISINGLY EFFECTIVE ALSO HAVING A TRANSMISSION ASSISTED BRAKING SYSTEM ---- ONLY 144 CARS OF THIS YEAR AND MODEL ARE LEFT STILL IN THE US REGISTER AS OPERATIONAL.
PLEASE READ ABOUT THE HISTORY OF THIS CAR TO MAKE SURE YOU WANT TO INVEST ON THIS CLASSIC AND AD TO YOUR COLLECTION.
BUYER MUST HAVE AT LEAST 4 EBAY OPERATIONS TO BID ON THIS ITEM OR CALL ME TO CONFIRM HIS BID OTHERWISE IT WILL BE CANCELLED.
I TRIED TO GIVE AS BEST AS POSSIBLE A GOOD DESCRIPTION OF THIS CAR AND IF YOU HAVE MORE QUESTIONS PLEASE CALL ME OR EMAIL FOR MORE INFORMATION ---- CALL ANYTIME TO VIEW THE CAR BEFORE BIDDING IF YOU ARE CLOSE TO PHOENIX, ARIZONA. - 602 449 9964 AND HEAR THE ENGINE RUNNING. OTHERWISE IT WILL BE A SIGHT UNSEEN PURCHASE AND BUYER'S RESPONSIBLE FOR CHECKING BEFORE PURCHASE. NO WARRANTIES.
CALL ME ANYTIME FOR QUESTIONS OR VIEWING ---- 602 449 9964 ----
THIS IS A LAND LINE AND CAN ONLY TAKE VOICE MESSAGES -- NO TEXT --- BUY IT NOW OFFERS MAY BE ENTERTAINED BY PHONE ALSO.
BUYER WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR SHIPPING AND HANDLING --- I WILL HELP TO SUPERVISE THE PROPER LOADING OF THE CAR ON YOUR TRUCK OR TRAILER.
AN IMMEDIATE DEPOSIT OF $1,000.00 IS DUE VIA PAYPAL 24 HOURS OF BID CLOSING -- THE BALANCE WITHIN 7 DAYS OF FINAL BIDDING. NO PAYPAL ACCEPTED FOR THE BALANCE.
PLEASE MENTION CODE ---"GOLD FISH" WHEN YOU CALL, MEANING YOU READ THE WHOLE LISTING.TKS
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