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1913 Simplex Model 38

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Beginning in 1911, Simplex offered a smaller 4-cylinder, 38 horsepower engine of 476 cubic-inches, which actually still exceeded the size of those engines offered by many other contemporary sporting marques. The Thirty-Eight was also distinguished from other Simplex offerings because it didn't use chain drive to the rear wheels but instead had more refined shaft drive propulsion. The Thirty-Eight was a slightly more manageable model to drive and was popular through the end of 4-cylinder production.

This 38 HP example sports a 4-passenger body by Holbrook, one of the most prolific body builders of Simplex chassis.

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Recent Sales of the Simplex Model 38

(Data based on Model Year 1913 sales)
1913 Simplex Model 38 Touring Car Pickup Conversion
Chassis#: 1051
Sold for USD$145,600
  2022 Bonhams : The Quail Auction
 
1913 Simplex 38 HP Five-Passenger Touring by Holbrook
Chassis#: 1326
Sold for USD$214,500
  2012 RM Auctions - Hershey, PA
 

Simplex Model 38s That Failed To Sell At Auction

1913 Simplex Model 38's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
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1913 Simplex Model 38 Profiles

1913 Simplex Model 38 vehicle information
Toy Tonneau
Coachwork: Holbrook
1913 Simplex Model 38 vehicle information
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Coachwork: Holbrook