Chassis #: 1221
In 1907, the assets of Smith and Mabley, Inc., the original producers of the Simplex, were purchased by Herman Broesel Sr. At that time the 50 HP car was just coming out of development and would soon be ready for production. For several years the Fifty, as it was called, was the model that would make Simplex famous and the most popular seller. This Fifty has the quintessential Toy Tonneau body by Holbrook and the optional wire wheels, which were installed in about 1913. The Simplex factory was in New York and although it was most popular in the northeast, this car was sold new in Los Angeles.