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Franklin Automobile Collection
Learn about the collection at the Gilmore Museum in Hickory Corners, MI.


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Learn about the collection at the Franklin Museum in Tuscon, AZ in this article from Hemmings Classic Car Magazine.


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Where to See Franklins

Compiled by Jeryl Schriever and Marlene Zimmerman
unless otherwise noted.






Alaska - Fairbanks
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum


  • 1905 Type A Rear Entrance Tonneau

  • 1907 Type D Landaulet

Arizona - Tucson
The Franklin Auto Museum open Oct - May 


  • 1905 Type A Rear Entrance Tonneau
  • 
1908 Type J Truck on loan to the Northeast Classic Car Museum, Norwich, NY
  • 
1910 Model G Touring

  • 1918 Series 9B Touring

  • 1920 Series 9B Touring

  • 1923 Series 10B Coupe
  • 
1924 Series 10C Sedan
  • 
1925 Series 10C Sedan
  • 1925 Series 11A Sport Coupe
  • 
1926 Series 11A Sport Touring
  • 
1927 Series 11B Sedan
  • 
1929 Series 135 Convertible Coupe
  • 
1930 Series 147 Pirate Phaeton
  • 
1930 Series 147 Deauville Sedan
  • 
1931 Series 153 Town Car
  • 
1931 Series 153 Coupe
  • 
1931 Series 153 Speedster
  • 
1931 Series 153 Sport Phaeton
  • 
1932 Series 16A mod. to Pursuit
  • 
1932 Series 1600 Sport Phaeton
  • 
1933 Series 18A Convertible Coupe
  • 
1934 Series 19B Club Sedan

  • 1934 Series 17B Club Brougham

California - Escondido
Deer Park Auto Museum
 located with Deer Park Winery


  • 1928 Series 12B Sport Runabout

California - Oxnard

Murphy Auto Museum

  • 1925 Series 11A Prototype

California - Los Angeles

Natural History Museum of LA

The Franklins in the LANHM collection were 
donated by Ralph Hamlin from his collection. 
They are not on display, but can be seen by special 
arrangement with the curators. 
— Chuck Richardson


  • 1903 Type A Runabout

  • 1904 Type A Runabout

  • 1908 Type G Roadster

  • 1910 Model G Runabout

  • 1912 Customized Runabout

California - Sylmar
Nethercutt Museum and Collection

  • 1905 Type E Roadster

  • 1906 Model G Touring

  • 1911 Model H Limousine

  • 1912 Series 1 Model G Runabout
  • 1924 Series 10B Sedan

  • 1933 Series 17B Club Brougham

California - Sacramento
California Automobile Museum

  • 1925 Series 10C Sedan

Colorado - Denver
Forney Museum of Transportation.

Added by Bill Carpier - ACN 191


  • 1905 A Runabout

Illinois - Chicago

Museum of Science and Industry
.

  • 1930 Series 147 Pirate Phaeton

Massachusetts - Stow

Collings Foundation

  • 
 1904 Type A Runabout displayed during 
three open house weekends during the 
summer

Massachusetts - Sandwich

Heritage Museum and Gardens

  • 
 1925 Series 11A Sport Runabout 
 not currently on display

Michigan - Dearborn

Henry Ford Museum

No Franklins on display at this time but included here because it's a great museum


  • 1905 Type A Runabout - not on view to 
the public
  • 1928 Series 12A Sedan - Personal Car of 
Charles A. Lindbergh - on loan to the 
Saratoga Automobile Museum in NY

Michigan - Hickory Corners

Gilmore Museum

  • 
The Gilmore Car Museum:

    • 1905 Type E Roadster

    • 1916 Series 8
    • Model M Touring

  • The Franklin Automobile Collection:
    • 
1905 Type E Roadster

    • 1907 Type G Runabout

    • 1909 Model D Touring

    • 1919 Series 9B Brougham

    • 1923 Series 10B Chassis

    • 1924 Series 10C Touring

    • 1925 Series 11A Sport Runabout

    • 1930 Series 147 Speedster

    • 1930 Series 147 Pirate Touring - on loan from Beth Marshall
    • 1930 Series 147 Speedster

    • 1931 Series 15A Roadster

    • 1931 Series 153 Sedan - on loan from Tom Kidd
    • 1932 Series 16A Sedan

    • 1932 Series 16A Club Sedan

    • 1932 Series 16A Sedan modified to Pursuit

    • 1932 Series 17A Sedan

Mississippi - Tupelo
Tupelo Automobile Museum

  • 
 1928 Franklin - unknown series and body style

Missouri - Fulton

Auto World Museum

  • 1932 Series 16A Sedan

Montana - Polson

Miracle of America Museum

  • 1929 Series 135 Sedan

Montana - Deer Lodge

Old Prison Museum

  • 1932 Series 16A Sedan

Nebraska - Minden

Pioneer Village

  • 
1918 Series 9B Brougham

Nebraska - Kearney

Classic Car Collection

  • 
1925 Series 10C Touring

Nevada - Reno

National Auto Museum
 - formerly Harrah Collection

  • 
 1903 Type A Runabout

  • 1908 Type G Brougham

  • 1910 Model D Touring

  • 1911 Model M Averell Speed Car
  • 1917 Series 9A Sedan

  • 1925 Series 11A Sport Runabout

  • 1930 Series 145 Pursuit

  • 1933 Series 17B Club Brougham

New Mexico - Rio Rancho

J and R Vintage Auto Museum

[Editor note: After a visit there in April we found one car under restoration - motor separate from body. Appears to be a 1928 Series 12A Standard Coupe]

New York - Utica

Munson-Williams-Proctor

  • 
1928 Series 12A Sport Touring - on loan from the Northeast Classic Car Museum in Norwich, NY

New York - Albany

New York State Museum

  • 1921 Series 9B Roadster

New York - Norwich

Northeast Classic Car Museum

  • 
 1903 Type A Runabout

  • 1907 Type G Touring

  • 1908 Type J Truck - on loan from the 
Franklin Automobile Collection, 
Tucson, AZ

  • 1909 Model G Touring

  • 1910 Model G Runabout

  • 1912 Series 1 Model G Touring

  • 1915 Series 8 Model M Roadster

  • 1920 Series 9B Sedan 2-door

  • 1925 Series 10C Sedan

  • 1926 Series 11A Victoria

  • 1926 Series 11A Victoria

  • 1926 Series 11A Sport Runabout

  • 1928 Series 12A 7-Passenger Sedan

  • 1928 Series 12A Sport Touring - on loan to Munson-Williams-Proctor, Utica, NY.
  • 1929 Series 130 Convertible Coupe
  • 1929 Series 135 Sedan

  • 1929 Series 137 7-Passenger Sedan

  • 1929 Series 137 Sport Touring

  • 1930 Series 145 Convertible Coupe

  • 1930 Series 147 Station Wagon - on loan from Hank Manwell
  • 1931 Series 151 Sedan

  • 1931 Series 153 Speedster -
 on loan from Lee Webb
  • 1931 Series 152 Special Sedan
  • 1931 Series 153 Sedan

  • 1932 Series 17A Sedan

  • 1932 Series 17A Club Brougham
  • 1933 Series 18B Sedan

  • 1934 Series 19B Sedan

New York - Syracuse

Onondaga Historical Association

  • 
1902 Runabout - on long-term loan 
from the Smithsonian

New York - Saratoga Springs

Saratoga Automobile Museum

  • 1928 Series 12A Sport Sedan - on loan 
from the Henry Ford Museum

North Dakota - Bismarck
State Historical Society of ND

  • 1928 Series 12A Sedan - not on display but can be seen by appointment

Ohio - Cleveland

Western Reserve Historical Society

  • 
 1905 Type F Front Entrance Tonneau

  • 1928 Series 12A Sedan - may not currently 
be on display

Oregon - Hood River

Western Antique Aeroplane and Auto Museum

  • 1909 Model D Touring plus several 
Franklin airplane engines

Pennsylvania - Huntingdon

Swigart Museum

  • 1904 Type A Runabout
  • 1930 Series 145 Sedan

South Dakota - Murdo
Pioneer Auto Show

  • 1919 Series 9B Touring

Vermont - Manchester
Hildene Museum

  • 1928 Series 12B Sport Runabout

Virginia - Luray (
Added by Sam Kern ACN 191)

Luray Caverns Autmobile Museum

  • 1925 Series 10C Touring

Washington - Tacoma
America's Car Museum

  • 1921 Series 9B Sedan
  • 1929 Series 135 Coupe

Washington DC

Smithsonian Institute

  • 1902 Runabout - on loan to the Onondaga
 Historical Association in Syracuse, NY
  • 1925 Series 10C Sedan - this car may 
on occasion, be on display in the 
National Museum of American History