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Franklin Cars Wanted
Wanted: 1932 Club Sedan or Speedster.
Also, $100 reward for whereabouts and the current owner of 1932 Blue Club Sedan, VIN 63208450L30 that was auctioned at Barrett Jackson in January 2013.
Contact Bill Longley,
Phone: (404) 307-2076
Franklins For Sale
The H.H. Franklin Club provides 'For Sale' listings as a service to its members and others. There is no warranty expressed or implied by the club.
FOR SALE: 1924 Touring Car
I have a 1924 Franklin touring car for sale. It is in good condition. It looks like it was restored years ago. It is not a show car, but very presentable as is. It has dual side mounts, which I believe is not common. All of the wood is solid and the doors close well. The previous owner had 5 wheels laced with new spokes, but the 6th wheel for the second side mount is not present. It is not running. The engine will not turn over. I have a complete spare engine that does turn. This could be gotten running to make a nice driver with a nice older restoration / original look.
Car is located in Clovis Ca. It is in very good condition for is age. It does not look like it was ever stored outdoors. Probably sold new in Southern California. Clear California title on Non-op. Has black and gold plates from the 60's which it is registered to.
Asking $8,500, or best offer.
Please contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org or text: 559 593 1059
FOR SALE: 1931 Series 153, Deluxe Sedan
Very complete project car. Chassis mostly restored, engine rebuilt with new valves, rings, main and con rod bearings, etc., runs excellently, frame stripped and repainted. New wheel cylinders and brakes, new clutch lining. Body wood mostly intact but has dry-rot, primarily on front driver’s side and in header. Significant rust mainly in lower door panels. Essentially all interior pieces are present. Clean title.
Will consider trading up for restored or clean driver condition 1925+ Franklin. Any body style considered.
Please contact me if you have any questions or offers.
Jerrold at, email@example.com
For Sale: 1922 Franklin
Here is my 1922 Franklin, with the air cooled 6 cylinder engine and aluminum body. It has the Airplane windshield. This car has the neatest brass door handles and fittings all around, art deco inside handles, very cool original dash and gauges. The car appears to be very complete, nothing damaged or missing.
It is so light, despite being a larger car, it pushes with one hand !
The original TiltRay brass headlights are nearly perfect. All the emblems seem to be present.
I have paperwork transferring ownership of this car out of the Bill Harrah collection decades ago. I have some other frail bits of paper dating back decades, which seem to indicate the low mileage is original and correct. I do not have a title, but if you have no way to get one, I can. (Cost involved)
I was told this car will run with a battery, I have not tried to start it, but I can for a serious buyer.
I can help arrange shipping to you, or you can get it picked up, I am in zip 89102.
Sell the entire car for $3,000, or I have someone that wants the running gear, so I can sell just the body for significantly less. Remember, absolutely zero rust. And it’s been in Nevada for at least half a century, perhaps longer.
Text me is best at 7O2 86O 6968, or email me at HiPerf300@aol.com
Thank you, Greg
For Sale: 1929 Franklin 130 4-door Sedan
1929 Franklin model 130 4 door sedan.
Body: Car was repainted once in 1969 with laquer paint. Could use new paint on the fenders otherwise not bad. There is some cracking in spots, but it is not a rust bucket.
Engine: has never been totally apart and the car runs very good. The oil has been changed often. A complete tune up has been done. Rebuilt fuel pump, rebuilt carb.
Trans: Has common 1st gear growl other than that transmission is fine.
Chrome: All the chrome was done in 1969. There is some minor flaking on top of the grille shell by the cap, other than that it is very nice.
Wheels and tires: Wood wheels are in good condition with 650x19 tires that were new in 1969. Plenty of tread left but you be the judge.
Brakes: Four new wheel cylinders, and master is in good shape. All lines have been cleaned and system has new fluid. The brakes work well.
Interior: New in 1969 and still in very good shape. Speedometer does not work. Other guages work. All the lights work, including interior. Turn signals have been added. Clock has been rebuilt.
Top: Could use some woodwork and a new top.
The car is complete and in good shape. I use it just about every weekend in the summer. I have tons of original paperwork including pictures of the original owners, original owners manual etc. All receipts from restoration in 1969. Some spare parts.
This car has been garage kept its entire life. I am the third owner. The first owner was Harry Miller from Pa. then Jere Verdone from Pa.
Asking $15,000. Call Jim Bockin at (609) 698-4499 (New Jersey) or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
November 1, 2018
For Sale: 1929 Franklin Model 130, 4 door sedan
Purchased and put into storage in 1972. 47,967 on odometer. Transported to Florida in 2016 to begin restoration. Performed basic survey of vehicle condition and began re-build of engine, then unable to continue due to health. Vehicle is solid and complete.
Discovered in 1980's that the storage garage was leaking water on front of vehicle, and it was transported to another storage location. Water caused damage to engine hood and fan housing, but both are repairable. Engine appears to be in good condition, but valve lifters need freed from valve lifter tubes. Carburetor (old pot metal) probably should be replaced. $5,500.00
980 Elm Street
Oviedo, FL 32765
October 23, 2018
For Sale: 1931 Frankin
1931 Franklin 4 door
The following was done on September 1st:
- Starter has been replaced
- Wheels and drums have been cleaned
- Front wheel cylinder was removed and repaired
- Front brake shoes were realigned
- New battery installed
September 18, 2018
For Sale: 1927 Franklin Series 11-B
I have owned this car since August 1976, it was advertised on the bulletin board at the Trek that year. Despite its deplorable condition I bought it. By standards of the time it wasn't even a good parts car. I had it running by October and pecked away at other defects until it is in its present state of a good running licensed and New York state inspected auto.
The car is now considered a survivor class car:
Remanufactured engine 2004, total disassembly, mains hand scraped to proper fit, cylinders overbored and sleeved finish bored to standard pistons, machined to accept modern rings, new valve guides, all new valves, connecting rods redone by the Babbitt Pot. Smith Weeks full pressure Oil pump with spin on oil filter. New Zenith carburetor. New clutch, brake band, new tires, tubes, and flaps
The car will run 45 to 50 mph all day on the flat is a good hill climber and is reliable. Mostly original with lot of pitina.
It a hard decision to have decided to part with it. I want the new caretaker to keep old yeller on the road so people can see and revel at this historic mechanical marvel tooling along with the total Franklin sound. $11500. Reasonable offers will be entertained. Inspection by appointment.
Allen VanSanford II, Parish, NY Email: email@example.com
September 12, 2018
For Sale: 1931 Franklin 153 Sedan
Selling a 1931 Franklin 153 sedan for parts or restoration. It is mostly complete but was disassembled for restoration many years ago. I have the engine and all body related parts. Originally painted grey body with black fenders.
Contact Dan (301) 660-8190 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Estate of Russell Laidlaw, a member of the Franklin club, will have its collection auctioned on October 20th. Click here to see the auction information from Cottone Auctions.
July 12, 2018
FOR SALE: 1929 Franklin 4 door, 5 passenger sedan
1929 Franklin 5 passenger sedan for sale for $6,000 firm.
Selling due to the death of the owner. The car has been driven in the last 10 years. It is rough looking but fairly solid.
Located in Maple Plain, MN.
Call Trever at 763-244-5669 (9-5 during the week)
or email Wendy at email@example.com
June 19, 2018
1923 Franklin 10A All Weather Touring.
Frame off restoration
Formerly owned by Jack Marcheski of Hollister, California
Asking Price is $25,000
Contact Bill at (831) 801-9553
For Sale: 1929 Franklin 2 door Sedan
1929 Franklin 2 door sedan. Completely restored.
Burgundy over Black with Imron paint, $ 25,600.00.
Contact Dave Bunch, ph# 715-273-5099. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
April 10, 2016
For Sale: 1907 FRANKLIN Model ‘D’ 5-passenger Touring Car.
This car is one of only 3 known to exist and the only one running with it’s original authentic running gear. The car came out of long time storage from a private collection some years ago. It has never been to a Trek so the new owner can be the first to have that honor as well.
The car retains it’s original body and upholstery with the exception of the seat bottom cushions and carpeting. It is equipped with a complete authentic set of Solar lamps, including the rare Solar ‘Projector’ type headlamps, Solar carbide generator, horn, speedometer and many of the original tools. It appears to have never has a top installed, but we have fabricated a correct set of top bows and latching irons, and all that would be required to complete the top would be the sockets. The running boards have been rebuilt and covered with the correct white diamond rubber and brass trim. New wiring has been installed.
Since being taken out of storage the car has been serviced and participated in a Glidden Tour and the AACA 75th Anniversary Tour, completing both. It has also received 2nd and 3rd place awards at AACA National Meets. This large 4-cylinder Franklin is a strikingly beautiful brass-era car and is a delight to tour with. It is eligible for the Glidden and Reliability AACA tours, HCCA tours and one of the few 4-cylinder cars eligible for the New London to New Brighton tour. There is a collection of nice original literature that could be included as well. Asking $97,500 and would consider a trade for an early 4-cylinder Dodge Brothers and cash. PH (717) 645-0334 for more information. All calls returned. Located in So. Central PA. Additional photos available upon request.