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1928 Other Makes Franklin Airman Touring Sedan

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Manufacturer: Other Makes
Year: 1928
Type: Sedan
Color: Black
Mileage: 98,474
Engine: 3.9L Inline 6
Transmission: Manual
Interior Color: Red
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1928 Other Makes Franklin Airman Touring Sedan for sale

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1928 Franklin Airman Touring Sedan
Stock #1995-DFW

1928 Franklin Airman Touring Sedan for Sale

Charlotte Showroom
800 Derita Road.
Suite A
Concord. NC 28027
Local/International:
(704) 598-2130
Toll-Free:
(866) 542-8392
Hours:
Tues - Fri: 9AM - 6PM EST
Sat: 9AM - 5PM EST
Email:
sales-cha@streetsideclassics. com Atlanta Showroom
213 Thornton Rd
Lithia Springs. GA 30122
Local/International:
(678) 279-1609
Toll-Free:
(877) 367-1835
Hours:
Tues - Fri: 9AM - 6PM EST
Sat: 9AM - 5PM EST
Email:
sales-atl@streetsideclassics. com Dallas/Fort Worth Showroom
5400 Sandshell Dr
Fort Worth. TX 76137
Local/International:
(817) 764-8000
Toll-Free:
(855) 877-2707
Hours:
Tues - Fri: 9AM - 6PM CST
Sat: 9AM - 5PM CST
Email:
sales-dfw@streetsideclassics. com Tampa Showroom
4610 Pet Lane
Lutz. FL 33559
Local/International:
(813) 501-1630
Hours:
Tues - Fri: 9AM - 6PM EST
Sat: 9AM - 5PM EST
Email:
sales-tpa@streetsideclassics. com Nashville Showroom
6000 Reliance Drive.
Suite 100
La Vergne. TN 37086
Local/International:
(615) 930-0600
Hours:
Tues - Fri: 9AM - 6PM EST
Sat: 9AM - 5PM EST
Email:
sales-nsh@streetsideclassics. com

VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS ENGINE:   3. 9L Inline 6 BODY STYLE :   Sedan TRANSMISSION:  
3 Speed Manual
EXTERIOR COLOR:   ODOMETER READING:   98474 INTERIOR COLOR :   Burgundy    

VEHICLE FEATURES & OPTIONS

Numbers Matching. Cloth Interior

SELLER REMARKS

A favorite of aviators like Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart. the air-cooled Franklins were state-of-the-art tech in the early days of motoring. This 1928 Franklin Airman sedan. for example. combines that air-cooled six-cylinder engine with 4-wheel hydraulic brakes and a wooden chassis with a lot of aluminum to create a car that drives like nothing else. It's better in almost every way. but you need to drive it to truly understand.



Accepted as a Full Classic by the Classic Car Club of America (CCCA). this Franklin is an affordable way to get into all the big events. The handsome sedan was professionally restored some years ago. but the quality of the work shines through everywhere you look. The burgundy and black color combination is exactly right for the late 1920s. neither flashy nor anonymous. and the beautiful shine on the finish proves that the work was expertly done. All four doors close with a solid sound and feel. which is thanks to the body's wooden framework and aluminum skin (much like an airplane) and the tall windows make it feel bright and airy inside. Dual sidemounts give it an air of dignity and there's a big trunk out back for touring. You'll note that there's a radiator shell up front. but that's only for show as the engine is air cooled. but Franklin was losing ground in the sales race. so they made their cars look more conventional to help compete. The bumpers are chrome plated. but the grille and headlights are nickel. which is how they would have been originally and the soft shine is just lovely.



The red mohair interior is beautifully done. It's a little flashy. but with a Franklin. you could have it upholstered any way you wanted. so it's not incorrect. The front seat is comfortable and shows very little evidence of use. while the expansive rear seat area is trimmed in high luxury. including a center armrest. The big wooden steering wheel makes it easy to guide the car even without power steering and it includes a full array of gauges and controls clustered in the center of the dash. It starts easily using the foot pedal and control efforts are light. although the 3-speed manual gearbox will require a quick double-clutch between gears. Like any old car of the era. you'll have to spend some time getting used to it. but once you do. you'll probably find that the Franklin just works better than most.



Most of that is due to the over-achieving 236 cubic inch inline-6. which had power and performance equal to many eight-cylinder cars of the day. Most of the engine is hidden under the massive air shroud. which force-feeds air over the cylinders and is fed by a massive fan on the front of the crankshaft. Other advanced features include a downdraft carburetor (now fed by an electric fuel pump instead of a vacuum tank) and hydraulic brakes. which now use a modern dual-reservoir master cylinder for safety. It starts easily and has a wonderful wooshing sound that's totally unique. and that box on the passenger's side is for heat. which. obviously. can't be generated by hot water in the radiator. The chassis is also remarkable. as 1928 was the last year that Franklin built their frames from wood. not steel. and the crankcase. transmission. and differential housing are all made of aluminum to keep curb weight down. Handsome wooden artillery wheels are a graceful touch and carry vintage-looking Firestone wide whitewall tires that are the right choice.



A joy for the vintage technophile and wonderful to drive. this Franklin is a wonderful car waiting for a new generation to discover is. Call today!

1928 Franklin Airman Touring Sedan for Sale

 

1928 Franklin Airman Touring Sedan for Sale

Stock # 1995-DFW  
Charlotte Showroom
800 Derita Road.
Suite A
Concord. NC 28027
Local/International:
(704) 598-2130
Toll-Free:
(866) 542-8392
Hours:
Tues - Fri: 9AM - 6PM EST
Sat: 9AM - 5PM EST
Email:
sales-cha@streetsideclassics. com Atlanta Showroom
213 Thornton Rd
Lithia Springs. GA 30122
Local/International:
(678) 279-1609
Toll-Free:
(877) 367-1835
Hours:
Tues - Fri: 9AM - 6PM EST
Sat: 9AM - 5PM EST
Email:
sales-atl@streetsideclassics. com Dallas/Fort Worth Showroom
5400 Sandshell Dr
Fort Worth. TX 76137
Local/International:
(817) 764-8000
Toll-Free:
(855) 877-2707
Hours:
Tues - Fri: 9AM - 6PM CST
Sat: 9AM - 5PM CST
Email:
sales-dfw@streetsideclassics. com Tampa Showroom
4610 Pet Lane
Lutz. FL 33559
Local/International:
(813) 501-1630
Hours:
Tues - Fri: 9AM - 6PM EST
Sat: 9AM - 5PM EST
Email:
sales-tpa@streetsideclassics. com Nashville Showroom
6000 Reliance Drive.
Suite 100
La Vergne. TN 37086
Local/International:
(615) 930-0600
Hours:
Tues - Fri: 9AM - 6PM EST
Sat: 9AM - 5PM EST
Email:
sales-nsh@streetsideclassics. com

TERMS OF SALE   Vehicle may be sold by Streetside Classic Cars prior to the end of the auction. Streetside Classic Cars reserves the right to end its auctions early or to cancel bids solely at its discretion and shall not be held liable for any such cancellation. The winning bidder is required to contact Streetside Classic Cars within 24 hours after the close of the auction to finalize the details of the transaction. A $500 Paypal deposit is required immediately upon selecting the Buy-It-Now option. The $500 Paypal deposit is non-refundable as ending an eBay auction and not buying the vehicle is very damaging to the seller. Any refunds will be at the sole discretion of Streetside Classic Cars and are not guaranteed. If winning bidder does not contact Streetside Classic Cars and submit deposit within 48 hours of auction close. vehicle may be made available to the next highest bidder or another qualified buyer on a first come. first serve basis. For balance of payment we will accept bank wire transfer (preferred). cashier's check. or personal check (vehicle shipment will be delayed until check clears). Streetside Classic Cars has represented this vehicle to the best of its ability. Prospective bidders are encouraged to contact us directly to provide additional information or answer any questions. Please be aware that all pre-owned vehicles. regardless of age. mileage. or manufacturer are subject to cosmetic wear and mechanical failure. Streetside Classic Cars encourages bidder to have a personal inspection completed prior to delivery to help ensure your satisfaction. Third party inspections are to take place prior to a vehicles shipment or delivery. All vehicles are sold "AS IS" and with no warranties expressed or implied. Final or winning bid price does not include shipping. tax. title. or registration fees. It is the purchaser's responsibility to provide for any state or local taxes and shipping expenses resulting from the sale. We can assist you in delivery through our network of private and commercial carriers. Most of them can deliver the vehicle to your driveway. We assume no responsibility for damages or delays incurred once a vehicle is in a shipper's custody. Streetside Classic Cars bears no liability and shall be held harmless for any complications. expenses. or damages resulting from a failure to meet these terms as they have been set forth and established herein. An additional documentation fee of $199 will be added to the purchase price at the time of sale.

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WE WELCOME INTERNATIONAL BUYERS

As an international buyer. it is as easy to purchase a vehicle from us as it is for any domestic buyer.   Please call or email any one of our showrooms at:

Charlotte Showroom Phone:
001-704-598-2130

Email:
sales-cha@streetsideclassics. com

Atlanta Showroom Phone:
001-678-279-1609

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001-817-764-8000

Email:
sales-dfw@streetsideclassics. com

Tampa Showroom Phone:
001-813-501-1630

Email:
sales-tpa@streetsideclassics. com

Nashville Showroom Phone:
001-615-930-0600

Email:
sales-nsh@streetsideclassics. com

Rest assured. you are dealing with one of the largest classic car dealerships in the United States with one of the largest (500+) vehicles on display. Our sales staff is very knowledgeable and can assist you in every aspect of the purchase.


International buyers welcome!
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If you decide to purchase from us. we require that you give us your complete name. address and phone numbers (home. office. mobile and fax) and a port of entry that handles containers. We do not ship vehicles open (RORO: Roll On Roll Off) due to risk of damage to vehicle and theft of parts.

All international purchases must be paid by bank wire transfer in US Dollar funds only.

Once we have received the funds. we will prepare the car for international shipment through one of our approved land and ocean carriers. We file all the necessary documents for export. deliver the car to a US port. secure it in containers and board an ocean carrier. We can land a vehicle to any port worldwide handling container traffic. We export cars regularly and are familiar with export requirements. You. or your agent. are responsible for Custom clearing the vehicle and registration in your own country.

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