<b>1926 Franklin 11A Victoria Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 163567 16

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Lot 177
1926 Franklin 11A Victoria Coupe

Sold for US$ 18,700 inc. premium
1926 Franklin 11A Victoria Coupe
Chassis no. 163567 16

199ci Air-Cooled Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
Single Updraft Carburetor
33bhp at 2,200rpm
3-Speed Manual Transmission
4-Wheel Full Elliptic Leaf Springs
Rear-Wheel Mechanical Drum Brakes

*Charming example from first year of the "faux radiator" Franklin
*Superb drivers
*Full Classic in the Classic Car Club of America
*Handsome Victoria Coupe Coachwork

THE FRANKLIN

The Series 11 cars were the first low profile sleek Franklins. The styling represented a radical change from previous designs. Gone was the tilting "Wilkinson Hood", replaced by a false radiator front and traditional center-hinged hood. Several new body styles emerged including the "tandem sport", and the "boat tail sport runabout". These sleek low profile cars were as distinctive as the earlier designs, yet well advanced and strikingly beautiful. Earlier designs had been based on Wilkinson's proven "Form Follows Function" axiom. With the "roaring twenties" in full bloom the public now demanded style and de Causse delivered.

The Series 11 Franklin was the first air cooled Franklin to utilize a false radiator shutter front. The cars had similar engines to earlier models however copper fins were used on the cylinders in place of steel, providing upgraded cooling, higher compression, and more power, up from 25 to 32 horsepower. These lightweight cars sat on a 119" wheelbase and used modern balloon tires.

THE MOTOR CAR OFFERED

This fine example of a Franklin 11a is being offered from a long term private collection. Described as a good quality older restoration the Franklin has been kept in good operational condition for years. Despite the restoration likely dating to the 1960s the Franklin still presents nicely and drives very well.

The handsome Vitoria Coupe is a rare and stylish alternative to the ubiquitous four door sedan. Its handsome styling reflects the crisp aesthetic that de Causse was known for. This Victoria is distinctive for having the optional quarter windows providing a more pleasant experience for the passengers. These Franklins are well regarded for their excellent driving characteristics. Far lighter then they look they are responsive and fun on the road.

The well-engineered though uncomplicated mechanicals make these cars very reliable as well as excellent driving cars. The construction is very high quality and innovative uses of aluminum help keep the cars weight much lower than its similarly sized competitors. Supported by an excellent club and strong knowledgebase means parts are attainable and there is a good community to assist a new buyer with questions.

A good-looking fun to drive classic for a very reasonable price this Franklin is a great entry point into a fun hobby.
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<b>1926 Franklin 11A Victoria Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 163567 16
<b>1926 Franklin 11A Victoria Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 163567 16
<b>1926 Franklin 11A Victoria Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 163567 16
<b>1926 Franklin 11A Victoria Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 163567 16
<b>1926 Franklin 11A Victoria Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 163567 16
<b>1926 Franklin 11A Victoria Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 163567 16
<b>1926 Franklin 11A Victoria Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 163567 16
<b>1926 Franklin 11A Victoria Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 163567 16
<b>1926 Franklin 11A Victoria Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 163567 16
<b>1926 Franklin 11A Victoria Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 163567 16
<b>1926 Franklin 11A Victoria Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 163567 16
<b>1926 Franklin 11A Victoria Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 163567 16
<b>1926 Franklin 11A Victoria Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 163567 16
<b>1926 Franklin 11A Victoria Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 163567 16
<b>1926 Franklin 11A Victoria Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 163567 16
<b>1926 Franklin 11A Victoria Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 163567 16
<b>1926 Franklin 11A Victoria Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 163567 16
<b>1926 Franklin 11A Victoria Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 163567 16
<b>1926 Franklin 11A Victoria Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 163567 16
<b>1926 Franklin 11A Victoria Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 163567 16
<b>1926 Franklin 11A Victoria Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 163567 16
<b>1926 Franklin 11A Victoria Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 163567 16
<b>1926 Franklin 11A Victoria Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 163567 16
<b>1926 Franklin 11A Victoria Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 163567 16
<b>1926 Franklin 11A Victoria Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 163567 16
<b>1926 Franklin 11A Victoria Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 163567 16
<b>1926 Franklin 11A Victoria Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 163567 16
<b>1926 Franklin 11A Victoria Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 163567 16
<b>1926 Franklin 11A Victoria Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 163567 16
<b>1926 Franklin 11A Victoria Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 163567 16
<b>1926 Franklin 11A Victoria Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 163567 16
<b>1926 Franklin 11A Victoria Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 163567 16
<b>1926 Franklin 11A Victoria Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 163567 16
<b>1926 Franklin 11A Victoria Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 163567 16
<b>1926 Franklin 11A Victoria Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 163567 16
<b>1926 Franklin 11A Victoria Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 163567 16
<b>1926 Franklin 11A Victoria Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 163567 16
<b>1926 Franklin 11A Victoria Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 163567 16
<b>1926 Franklin 11A Victoria Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 163567 16
<b>1926 Franklin 11A Victoria Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 163567 16
<b>1926 Franklin 11A Victoria Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 163567 16
<b>1926 Franklin 11A Victoria Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 163567 16
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