1914 Simplex Model 50 Touring / 1491 Vehicle Information

1914 Simplex Model 50 photograph

1914 Simplex Model 50 photograph

1914 Simplex Model 50 photograph

1914 Simplex Model 50 photograph

1914 Simplex Model 50 photograph

1914 Simplex Model 50 photograph

1914 Simplex Model 50 photograph

1914 Simplex Model 50 photograph

1914 Simplex Model 501914 Simplex Model 501914 Simplex Model 501914 Simplex Model 501914 Simplex Model 501914 Simplex Model 501914 Simplex Model 501914 Simplex Model 50
Touring
Coachwork: Holbrook
Chassis #: 1491
The history of the Simplex is deeply rooted in the intersection of American and European innovation. The Simplex name was associated with several owners in its short 12 year run, but in that time Simplex vehicles came to represent the best combination of power and fashionable design that the U.S. had seen.

The year 1914 ushered in the first 'Long Stroke' Fifty to the Simplex lineup. With the new configuration, the engine size actually shrank slightly, but it was still just under 600 cubic-inches - one of the largest production 4-cylinders of the time. Simplex continued to sell most of their chassis with chain drives despite the fact that this was then considered old technology; Simplex's customers had an idea of what their car should be and continued to demand the race car-derived chain drive layout. Simplex was the last American car to utilize chain drive, doing away with it in 1915.

This 7-passenger Touring car is an original example and represents the end of the large, 4-cylinder Simplex vehicles.


No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1914 sales)
1914 Simplex 50HP 'Speedcar'
Sold for USD$885,000
  2019 Bonhams : Amelia Island
1914 Simplex Model 50 image  1914 Simplex Model 50 image  

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1914 Simplex Model 50's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Simplex Model 501911 Toy Tonneau Touring
Coachbuilder: Holbrook
Chassis Num: 5011658
Chassis information for the Simplex Model 501911 Toy Tonneau Touring
Coachbuilder: Holbrook
Chassis Num: 633
Chassis information for the Simplex Model 501912 Toy Tonneau
Coachbuilder: Quinby
Chassis information for the Simplex Model 501912 Toy Tonneau
Coachbuilder: Holbrook
Chassis Num: 1221
Chassis information for the Simplex Model 501912 Protected Touring
Coachbuilder: Quinby
Chassis Num: 834
Chassis information for the Simplex Model 501912 Toy Tonneau
Coachbuilder: Quinby
Chassis Num: 851
Chassis information for the Simplex Model 501913 7-Passenger Touring
Coachbuilder: Quinby
Chassis information for the Simplex Model 501914 Touring
Coachbuilder: Holbrook
Chassis information for the Simplex Model 501914 Touring
Coachbuilder: Holbrook
Chassis Num: 1491


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