Franklins For Sale
The H.H. Franklin Club provides 'For Sale' listings as a service to its members and others.
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.
July 19, 2022
For Sale - Series 12 Coupe. This car was recently donated to the Franklin Automobile Collection at Hickory
Corners. It was bought in the early 1970s by a young father to be a project with his
young son when the son got a bit older. Sadly, the father died before anything
could be done, so the car has been stored for the last 50 years. Sale of a family
property meant the car had to be moved, so it was donated to us.
The car has no serial number tag, and is titled under the Engine Number, with an engine number before Franklin said Series 12 engine numbers started (119994 on the car when Franklin says 120001). It also has a Walker Body Co Tag identifying it as a “12-5 Standard Coupe Body No 502”. The car has a “trunk” – not a rumble seat.
There are only 2 other Standard Coupes listed in the Register of Franklins.
The car needs complete restoration – see the additional photos. Obvious items missing are the distributor and carburetor. The car includes a very early car radio. Our hope is that someone will take on the project of fulfilling the young father’s dream of having the car restored and useable.
The car is currently stored at the Gilmore Car Museum in West Michigan and would need to be picked up from there. We are asking $4,000 for it, or the best offer received by 30 September 2022.
Proceeds to the Franklin Automobile Collection at Hickory Corners. The car comes with a Michigan title.
Any questions please contact Roger Moffat by eMail at email@example.com., or by phone at (616) 554-7266.
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May 18, 2022
For Sale - 1914 Franklin Series 4 Touring
Restored in 1976 by Dale and Nancy Westermeyer who then drove it from Seattle to Philadelphia arriving for the July 4th, Bicentennial. The Westermeyers used the car on a number of cross country tours and even shipped it on the QE 2 to England. They toured England, Scotland and Wales on that trip, then put the car back on the QE 2 and flew home on the Concorde. They owned a number of Franklins and were fixtures on The Westrek. This car has a great touring history with a delightful patina to prove it.
I bought the car in the Summer of 2014 and began the process of getting it back on the road after many years in storage. My brother, Paul, and I spent considerable time getting her ready to tour. After completing a 300 mile HCCA tour in the Northwest we both agreed that the car was not quite right. In an effort to get "Philly” right I had her spend a portion of Covid at Tom’s Odyssey Spa for Franklins. Much time and effort was spent freshening and improving the mechanicals. This is a nice car looking for a new owner.
Price - $65,000
Call or email for more information.
April 19, 2022
FOR SALE - 1920's franklin automobile. Not sure of the exact year. I have some parts that go with it. Call for more info (626) 926-1914
February 24, 2022
FOR SALE – FRANKLIN 10C
The Franklin 10C has been reported to be a superb driving automobile with its flexible ash frame, full elliptical springs, air-cooled aluminum engine. It’s a driving experience sitting in a comfortable 4 door sedan. In 1924, this was a greatly improved touring sedan with a unique “horse collar” front.
Car has been refurbished – new wood slats in roof and waterproof fabric, safety glass in all but two rear passenger side windows. Rebuilt engine by Mack Dufton, Otto rings, carb, ignition and clutch, wire grounds improved, added second right side tail light, brakes serviced.
Left to do: replace one clutch adjustment, right front door window regulator (pot metal), mount the amber glass visor, rare early feature on 10C, interior mats, rear side fabric.
Car has 33 x 5 tires on wooden spoke wheels.
Has valid NJ title and is currently registered and drivable in Montville, NJ 07046
Asking $12,000, will consider offers. Many pictures available upon request.
Richard Seabury 973-335-1876 firstname.lastname@example.org
February 17, 2022
FOR SALE: 1930 Franklin 145 Transcontinental Sedan
Serial NO# 45-202242L33
Engine Serial NO# 150359
Complete restoration finished in 2019
Engine overhauled, new brakes, wheel bearings, fuel tank, 6 new Firestone Tires,
All new interior and vinyl roof.
Car bought new by
Kahle Coal Co. in Knox, PA
Have the original Title
I’m the 3rd owner, car driven 1200 miles since restoration
January 30, 2022
1928 Franklin, Series 12A Sport Sedan
from the Ron Hunt Collection. Ron’s collection focused on 16 1928-32 Franklins, and it is one of the largest collections of its kind. Information on 12 more Franklins is available upon request.
Listed in the H. H. Franklin Club Register of Franklins, Serial No. 174119L12, Engine No. E122158. Reportedly, the car was purchased from Tom Hubbard. Fairly rare body style, 1 of 7 Series 12A Sports Sedans in the Franklin Register. Car is ±99% complete. Solid wood. Many parts plated including the bumpers, hub caps and rub rails. Includes a trunk rack and large trunk. Upholstery is good with some varmint damage. Factory installed wing windows. The car was running and driven before storage.
Asking $15,000. Reasonable offers will be considered.
Car is located in Chico, California, about a 1½ hour drive north of Sacramento. No California Certificate of Title has been found. Buyer will be responsible for applying for a new registration and title, and for any associated costs.
Interested buyers can email Eric Berg at email@example.com or call/text at 1-310-989-1877.
April 8, 2021
1928 Franklin Sedan
The car is located in Greensboro GA about one and a half hour drive east of Atlanta. I am asking $7500 for this sedan.
Interested buyers can email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text at 678-591-9292
April 19, 2020
FOR SALE: 1920 Special V-windshield Franklin.
3,700 made listed as "Sexiest of Body Styles." Rare wire wheels for the day. Car is beautiful, motor turns easy, treated with marvel mystery oil. I never ran it, in our possession since 2014.
Car located in Odessa Eastern Washington. Asking $24,000 cash, or preferably a barter trade for a $10,000 purchase with remaining balance in a Vintage or Antique car trade. Anything and all is considered.
Call 509-658-2317 or email email@example.com
God Bless You, and Thank You for looking... Nate