The H. H. Franklin Club publishes the information listed below solely as a convenience to its members. No endorsement is made by the Club or Region, no claim or warranty is made as to the accuracy of any of this information. No responsibility is assumed for any transactions resulting from this information.
Franklin Cars Wanted
August 2, 2018
Help a new member of the Franklin Club who is looking for a Franklin Coupe. Airman or Olympic 1931-1932-1933. Contact Ed Garfield at 201-723-3069 or email: email@example.com.
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.
October 8, 2018
FOR SALE - 1931 Franklin Sport Salon
Rare car – one of eight in existence out of 36 originally built
Mechanical work done within recent years…
- Completely rebuilt Gemmer steering with new gears by Dick Pratt.
- Completely rebuilt 14” Lockheed hydraulic brakes with new wheel cylinders, etc.
- Starter and generator rebuilt. Starter equipped with oiler extensions for ease of lubrication. Generator has modern diode inside original cover.
- Stromberg U3 carburetor rebuilt by Neil Kissel.
- Car rewired to include headlights (bright!), engine, and under dash. Have not rewired taillight and dome light as they work well. Wiring includes battery disconnect switch under seat.
- Rear axle completely rebuilt with all bearings and races replaced and new ring and pinion gear set in 3.92-1 ratio as opposed to former 4.56 ratio. This makes a great cruising car at highway speeds.
- New universal joints in drive line.
- All spring leaves disassembled, cleaned, painted and had new rear main leaves made to factory specifications.
- All new spring bushings and new spring pivot bolts made using 4140 chrome moly steel.
- Front and rear Delco arm shocks gone through and reinstalled.
- New hinge mount rearview mirrors.
- Wire wheels have been powder coated.
- Thermostatically controlled grill bars work perfectly (not true for many Franklins).
Other features include…
- A Warner four-speed transmission – standard on a Sport Salon.
- All steel frame – not wood.
- Five passenger body designed by Dietrich and built by Walker, installed on a long wheelbase with rear outside trunk and also luggage rack behind trunk.
- Twin side mounts.
- Tires are good.
- Could use a new paint job, but very serviceable as is.
- The original upholstery could be replaced but is serviceable.
- Clock needs to be repaired.
- Windshield wiper motor (vacuum) needs to be re-installed.
- Two oaks locks.
The low-slung Franklin Sport Salon is considered and qualifies as a “classic auto” and has a “gangster” car appearance. This car has been on four Franklin Westrek tours and two big car tours in Modoc County in the past eight years. This was the featured car for the 2018 Westrek in Fortuna, CA.
If interested contact Jim Ryan, cell: 916-505-4500, home 916-988-3932. Fairly priced at $29,000. Car resides near Sacramento, CA.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
May 18, 2018
For Sale: 1927 11B Touring.
This 1927 11B Touring, featured in AIR COOLED NEWS (Spring 2012) is available. I will consider any reasonable offer! Many extras of many kinds come with the car.
Sam Gorovitz 315-546-5578, or email to Vitz1@aol.com
1923 Series 10B Touring, serial #144005, engine #92175.
Brewster Green with Black fenders and black leather interior.
AACA second place winner.
Contact Ed Wager
phone (804) 883-7806
1929 Franklin 137 Seven Passenger Sedan
- Ground-up restoration in 1984
- Always garaged
- Rebuilt, with less than 300 miles
- Cylinders bored and rebuilt by Chap--? Dutch? Dutch Kern? (need to see old mags)
- New pistons, rings, and valves
- New main bearings, align bored
- Hot air heater
- Ryan headlights and fender lights
- Dual side mount tires
- 6 new, Firestone 6.50x19 whitewall tires and tubes
- Wire wheels
- Trunk rack
- New old-stock trunk
- Midnight blue lacquer paint, two tone
- Fenders jet black enamel paint
- Glass - all new safety glass
- Chrome parts - all re-chromed
- Jump seats
- Midnight blue mohair upholstery, headliner, and carpet
- Wood grain detail on dash and window trim
- Dash clock
- Rope assists
- Blanket rail
- 3-speed transmission
- New clutch plate
Extra parts (large pickup load):
- Aluminum block
- Radiator shell (re-chromed)
- Extra jugs and many miscellaneous engine and body parts
We need room in our garage to restore another antique car.
The car is located in Pleasant Grove, Utah.
Price: $25,000 or best offer
Contact: Fred Reid
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: email@example.com
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.