1908 Simplex Model 50 Speedcar Roadster / 211 Vehicle Information

1908 Simplex Model 50 photograph

1908 Simplex Model 50 photograph

1908 Simplex Model 50 photograph

1908 Simplex Model 50 photograph

1908 Simplex Model 50 photograph

1908 Simplex Model 50 photograph

1908 Simplex Model 50 photograph

1908 Simplex Model 50 photograph

1908 Simplex Model 50 photograph

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Speedcar Roadster
Chassis #: 211
This Model 50, 1908 Simplex Speedcar, was discovered in the early 1960s and is a rare find. The engine is totally rebuilt with new aluminum pistons, rings, all bearings and ball bearings. The original crankcase was cracked and a new one was recast by an aircraft company at a huge expense. Simplex always had a problem with the originals and the new crankcase has proven reliable. The wheels were rebuilt by the Callimer Wheel Company of PA. The only later parts on the car are two screw adjustments for the chain tensioner.

The chassis, springs, axle, sprocket, wheels, radiator, transmission, jack shafts, rear drums and sprockets, body and seats are all original to this Speedcar. The 13-gallon oil tank was salvaged from another car, as the original was not worthy of restoration. A 40-gallon fuel tank makes long touring a breeze.

The Speedcars were cataloged without fenders, but most had fenders to keep the dirt out of the occupant's faces. The fenders are in sockets on the frame for easy removal when the Speedcars were raced.


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Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1908 sales)
1908 Simplex 50 Speedcar Roadster The Oldest Simplex Known to Exist
Chassis#: 0850211
Sold for USD$1,900,000
  2012 Mecum - Monterey, CA
 

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