Check out this beautiful one of a kind 1933 Essex Terraplane! Just out of long term storage! 40+ years in a museum! No rust! Runs great and looks even better!Very straight body and great interior!Immaculate condition to be a 1933! Specs:Essex Straight 8 Flathead Engine3 Speed Manual TransmissionFactory InstrumentsPush Out WindshieldBF Goodrich 600-16Rear Mount Spare Tire6 Volt Charging StationChrome BumpersChrome HeadlampsCorrect WheelsRunning BoardsRearview MirrorReupholstered Mohair And Corduroy InteriorSuicide Doors
The Essex-Terraplanes were available in all the common U.S. automobile body styles. For 1933 offerings were expanded. The Model K was retained. A Model KU 6-cylinder on 113 in (2,870 mm) wheelbase was added. Also a Model KT with a244 cu in (4.0 L) straight-8-cylinder was offered on the 113-inch wheelbase. There were "Standard" and "Deluxe" trim levels for the KU and KT. A limited selection of light commercial vehicles were offered starting in 1933.Only the 1933 Essex-Terraplanes were made with an optional eight-cylinder engine. The Hudson had the identical basic engine, but with earlier style updraft carburetor carried over, and a displacement of 254 cu in (4.2 L) due to a larger cylinder bore than the Essex-Terraplane Eight. The Terraplane Eight engines featured more efficient downdraft carburetion. Both engines had the same crankshaft and stroke.The 1933 Essex-Terraplane 8-cylinder cars were believed to have the highest horsepower-to-weight ratio of any production automobiles in the world, and were favored by several gangsters of the day, particularly John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson, and John Paul Chase, for their lightness, acceleration, handling, and discreet appearance.The Essex-Terraplane Eight was distinguished by having vent doors on the hood as opposed to all six-cylinder versions that had stamped hood louvers. A 1933 Terraplane 8 convertible coupe set a record for the race to the summit of Mount Washington that remained unbroken for over twenty years. Essex-Terraplanes participated in innumerable record events around the United States, and some others around the world setting dozens of records at many venues. Their particular strength was in hillclimbs. Period road tests showed 0-60 mph in 14.4 seconds, and 10-60 mph in top gear in 18 seconds - WikipediaNeed a loan? Let us know and we'll send you a J.J. Best Quick Credit Application!If you need this beauty added to your collection, call Steve at (270) 259-1491 or email [email protected]
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