<b>c.1923 Paige Model 6-70 Touring</b><br />Engine no. 8AP-130714

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c.1923 Paige Model 6-70 Touring

Sold for US$ 24,640 inc. premium
c.1923 Paige Model 6-70 Touring
Engine no. 8AP-130714

5,430cc Flathead Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
Single Updraft Carburetor
70bhp at 2500rpm
3-Speed Manual Transmission
Front and Rear Leaf Spring Suspension
2-Wheel Drum Brakes

*Enchanting 'Barn-Find' example
*One of the first 100mph capable American built stock cars
*Largely complete
*Excellent restoration project


THE PAIGE MOTOR COMPANY

Around 1909, Frederick Osgood Paige and Harry Mulford Jewett joined forces to establish the Paige Detroit Motor Company and would subsequently build motorcars from 1909 until 1927. The highest engineering standards were employed seeing potential much in the same fashion as Rolls, Johnson, and Royce on the other side of the Atlantic.

In 1910, Fred Paige left the company and Jewett took over as president, shutting down the assembly line in order to reorganize the engineering department to build a more conventional design. In total, the company sold around 800 vehicles in its first year. Eventually, the 'Paige Detroit' became 'Paige' and total production is said to have amounted to around 400,000 vehicles, with peak sales of 43,500 in 1923.

Paiges were large, powerful cars for the period that featured substantial engines and sporty styling. Some models, like the Brooklands and later Daytona, were named after famous motorsport venues. In 1921 a stock Paige 6-66 Daytona was one of the first production cars to breach the 100mph barrier. Subsequently, Paige introduced the Daytona Speedster to celebrate this achievement.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This 'Barn-Find' example of what is believed to be a 1923 model-year Paige Model 6-70, wears the open-top Touring bodywork. The car has recently been brought out of long-time storage in a Southern California-based warehouse and presents very much unrestored condition. The Paige will need a full mechanical and cosmetic restoration but appears largely complete.

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<b>c.1923 Paige Model 6-70 Touring</b><br />Engine no. 8AP-130714
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<b>c.1923 Paige Model 6-70 Touring</b><br />Engine no. 8AP-130714
<b>c.1923 Paige Model 6-70 Touring</b><br />Engine no. 8AP-130714
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<b>c.1923 Paige Model 6-70 Touring</b><br />Engine no. 8AP-130714
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