1925 Franklin Series 11 news, pictures, and information
The Franklin Manufacturing Company initiated a strong advertising campaign that promoted their high quality and lightweight vehicles. Their engineering was progressive and introduced many new features. Wilkinson used a wooden frame constructed of three-ply laminated ash. The benefits were two-fold; decreasing the weight of the vehicle and providing a better material to absorb shocks.
Commonly known as a 'Boat Tail' because of its tapered rear deck, this 1925 Series 11 was the result of Franklin's bold move away from strict adherence to function-over-form design - Chief Engineer John Wilkinson's influence since Day One. Parisian designer J. Frank deCausse was hired by Franklin to create the entire offering for the new Series 11. The results were groundbreaking with designs so far ahead of their time, they remained virtually unchanged for four model years. While the deCausse styling added a powerful look, Series 11 Franklins retained the Wilkinson feel - light and agile. Franklin steering gears and front axles were widely sought by race car builder of the 1940's for their precision and light weight.
The Series 11 was powered by a six-cylinder engine and rested on a 119-inch platform.
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