<b>c.1926  Chandler SIX Two-man Racing Car</b>

This lot has been removed from the website, please contact customer services for more information

Lot 430
c.1926 Chandler SIX Two-man Racing Car
Sold for US$ 60,500 inc. premium

Lot Details
<b>c.1926  Chandler SIX Two-man Racing Car</b> <b>c.1926  Chandler SIX Two-man Racing Car</b> <b>c.1926  Chandler SIX Two-man Racing Car</b> <b>c.1926  Chandler SIX Two-man Racing Car</b> <b>c.1926  Chandler SIX Two-man Racing Car</b> <b>c.1926  Chandler SIX Two-man Racing Car</b> <b>c.1926  Chandler SIX Two-man Racing Car</b> <b>c.1926  Chandler SIX Two-man Racing Car</b> <b>c.1926  Chandler SIX Two-man Racing Car</b> <b>c.1926  Chandler SIX Two-man Racing Car</b> <b>c.1926  Chandler SIX Two-man Racing Car</b> <b>c.1926  Chandler SIX Two-man Racing Car</b> <b>c.1926  Chandler SIX Two-man Racing Car</b> <b>c.1926  Chandler SIX Two-man Racing Car</b> <b>c.1926  Chandler SIX Two-man Racing Car</b> <b>c.1926  Chandler SIX Two-man Racing Car</b>
c.1926 Chandler SIX Two-man Racing Car

288 Ci Straight-six side-valve engine
90 HP (estimated)
Three Winfield Updraft carburetors
3-Speed constant mesh transmission

In the 1920s a passenger car could serve as a basis for a competitive racing car. Stout engines powering better production cars could be tuned to produce good power and good reliability. Indianapolis even instituted a change to the rules to allow "Junk Formula" racing cars to compete. By removing the restrictive capacity limits that had mirrored the Grand Prix formulas modified passenger car engines could be competitive with the more exotic machinery. The 122ci and 91ci formulas had made racing prohibitively expensive, and Indianapolis began a battle ground for Miller and Duesenberg primarily. The "Junk Formula" brought in an eclectic and colorful group of cars that varied from crude amateurish machines to finely built racers with heavily modified passenger car engines.

This Chandler is a good example of the type of capable racecar a skilled builder could construct getting most of his parts from the wrecking yard. The Chandler engine sports some racing specific goodies like the triple up draft Winfield carburetors and finely made intake and exhaust manifolds. The chassis has been reworked to take the track standard Franklin steering box and is most likely shortened a fair. The drivers compartment is authentic and typical of a racer of the era with modified pedals and riding mechanic foot rests.

No specific history for the Chandler is in the Bothwell records, but it is no doubt a genuine racing car of the 1920s and 30s. It is likely that it competed at local circuits like Legion Ascot where this was a typical racing car. Today this is an interesting and very usable car. As it is a two man machine, it can be readily set up for road use, and as it features an electric starter, it should be an easy machine to live with.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note, this vehicle is sold on a bill of sale.
Activities
Auction information

This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

Please Note: The Buyer's Premium is as follows:

For Motor vehicle property, the Buyer's Premium is 10% of the hammer price.

For AUTOMOBILIA, RAILWAYANA and other non-motor vehicle property the premium is 25% of the first $150,000 of the bid price, 20% of the amount of the bid price above $150,001 up to and including $3,000,000 and 12% on any amount exceeding $3,000,000.

Payment Notices

Payment for purchases may be made in or by (a) cash, (b) cashier's check or money order, (c) personal check with approved credit drawn on a U.S. bank, (d) wire transfer or other immediate bank transfer, or (e) Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover credit, charge or debit card. Please note that the amount of cash notes and cash equivalents that can be accepted from a given purchaser may be limited.

Shipping Notices

For Automobilia and Railwayana shipping inquiries, please contact Chris Long with Long's Crating and Logistics Inc at (702) 748-4973 or longscrating@gmail.com.

Special Car Dealer Notices

California Department of Motor Vehicles – Vehicle Dealer License No. 49015.
Current license set to expire May 31, 2019
, number 49015

Contacts
  1. Malcolm Barber
    Specialist - Motor Cars
    Bonhams
    Work
    101 New Bond Street
    London, United Kingdom W1S 1SR
    Work +44 20 7468 8238
    FaxFax: +44 207 495 0933
  2. Rupert Banner
    Specialist - Motor Cars
    Bonhams
    Work
    580 Madison Avenue
    New York, United States 10022
    Work +1 212 461 6515
    FaxFax: +1 212 644 9007
Similar Items