1927 Franklin 11BPrice Upon Request
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Fully authentic and functional, superbly preserved example of air – cooled “sought after” 1927 Franklins – especially in Europe. This Series is recognized as a Full Classic™ by the Classic Car Club of America.
Debuted in 1925, with aluminum body on a laminated ash-wood frame and handsome, right down to its vertical radiator grille fit by the factory for aesthetical reasons (due to its innovative air-cooled engine concept) and four-piece hood.
Efficient, innovative engineering with 3,261 [cm3] straight-six (inherited from Series 9 cars) and strongly benefited from improved intake and exhaust manifolds and Stromberg OE-2 carburetors. It is rated at 35 hp, and its air-cooling is aided by a blower at the front, which forces air via ductwork downward over the cylinders' vertical cooling fins.
1927 was the last Franklin model year for mechanical brakes. This “11B” stops properly courtesy of a large circular band that clamps a drum behind the transmission, slowing the rear wheels through the differential. “When you step on the pedal, that band is contracting right under the floor. You can hear it!” a Franklin big Collector and Enthusiast reveals.
Our 11B AIRMAN is in “cherished” condition and ready to prove that it is a 86 years old strong runner. Just lube the valves, start the vigorous 6 cylinder powerplant and feel its three-speed, “non – synchro” gearbox matched with a 4.72:1 rear end, which encourages you to double-clutch up to third quickly and leave it there.
Once an up to 1927 (turning point in brand's designing and manufacturing) Franklin model is properly restored, then you have a car for a lifetime. No internal corrosion from water (air-cooled engine), no body rust (due to aluminium body), no underneath problems (due to wooden frame). You just lube the valve tappets and off you go!
Unavoidably, Franklins never saw the appreciation in their REAL value like Packards for example, because their unique engineering appeals to a unique type of person. They're not for everyone.
However, these cars make fine drivers. And, if you're not in a hurry, the Franklin mid-series cars, (models: 9, 10, 11) are comfortable and easy to drive.
Transportation is willingly assisted by us.

Matching Numbers:
Chassis No: 168675-11
Engine No: EII6783
FIVA CARD (A3) equipped
"Instructions for Series 11 Franklin Cars,
Care, Operation, Adjustment, Repairs" : included!
October, 1926 publication (Microfilmed in 1972)

Reference Number 231531

as of 2/6/2018

Location
City ATHENS
State 
Country Greece Greece
 
Private Seller
Overview
Car 1927 Franklin 11B
Exterior / Interior Color      Brown 
Condition Exceptional 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift 
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