Franklin: Air Cooled Quality
|1909 saw a major redesign, with the engine being rotated ninety degrees to sit longitudinal. This Model D Touring was a cutting edge luxury model, with price tags hitting as much as $4,000 in 1013.|
|The engine size was upped to 207 cubic Inches, and makes a huge 28hp.|
|The Model D, seen in the background, as well as above, is built on a wooden chassis, which is very similar to a modern truck chassis. This chassis is for a newer 1923 model, and has a 6 cylinder engine.|
|This Model D roadster is a shorter wheelbase, 2-seat version of the Touring.|
|1916 saw another redesign, with more flowing body lines and a hard top option. This is a 1919 Series 9-B Brougham.|
|The 1916 Sport Phaeton had a bit more power than previous models, with 32hp from a 6-cylinder engine.|
|I'll wrap this post up with this 1931 Pirate Sedan, built at the tail end of the company. As with countless other companies, the Great Depression took its toll, and forced Franklin to close its doors.|
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