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1909 Thomas Flyer 6-40 Seven Passenger Touring Vehicle Profile

1909 Thomas Flyer 6-40 photograph

1909 Thomas Flyer 6-40 photograph

1909 Thomas Flyer 6-40 photograph

1909 Thomas Flyer 6-40 photograph

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E.R. Thomas introduced his first namesake in 1903. He used engineering that was developed back in the late 1890s, and began producing a four cylinder engine that would power his new automobile - The Thomas Flyer. Thomas was considered a marketing genius, and one would note that his cars were painted very bright colors - in this case, red. The cars were also quite powerful for their time.

In 1908, E.R. Thomas decided to enter the Great Race from New York to Paris. With little time to prepare, Thomas used a stock 1907 Thomas Flyer. After some 13,300 miles and 171 days had passed, the Thomas turned into Paris to claim victory. Sadly, despite this success, Thomas ceased production just a few years later in 1913.

This Thomas Flyer is a remarkable example of high-horsepower early American Brass. It has a 267 cubic-inch six-cylinder engine producing 72 horsepower. The wheelbase is 137 inches and has a 4-speed manual transmission. The Thomas Flyer will always remain one of the most important early American automobile ever manufactured. The 7 passenger Touring is a wonderful example of the genius and foresight of E.R. Thomas: A wonderful car with a great history.



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1909 Thomas Flyer 6-40 Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1909 sales)
1909 Thomas-Flyer 6-40 7-Passenger Touring
Chassis#: 254
Sold for USD$143,000
  2011 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Amelia Island
1909 Thomas Flyer 6-40 image  1909 Thomas Flyer 6-40 image  
1909 Thomas Flyer 6-40 7-Passenger Touring
Chassis#: 254
Sold for USD$176,000
  2010 RM Auctions - Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey
1909 Thomas Flyer 6-40 image  1909 Thomas Flyer 6-40 image  
1909 Thomas Flyer 6-40
Sold for USD$297,000
  2007 Vintage Motor Cars at Amelia Island
1909 Thomas Flyer 6-40 image  1909 Thomas Flyer 6-40 image  
1909 Thomas Flyer 6-401906 American Napier 60 HP
Chassis#: 254
Sold for USD$935,000
  2006 The Otis Chandler Collection Auction
1909 Thomas Flyer 6-40 image  1909 Thomas Flyer 6-40 image  

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1909 Thomas Flyer 6-40's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1909 Thomas Flyer 6-4074302009 Sports & Classics of Monterey$200,000$350,000$450,000
1909 Thomas Model L 6-40 Flyabout 2009 Automobiles of Arizona$400,000$600,000$800,000

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Thomas Flyer 6-40 Vehicle Profiles
Seven Passenger Touring
Thomas Flyer 6-40 Seven Passenger Touring

Model Year: 1909
Profile
Seven Passenger Touring
Thomas Flyer 6-40 Seven Passenger Touring

Chassis Num: 254
Model Year: 1909
Profile and Auction History
Flyabout
Thomas Flyer 6-40 Flyabout

Chassis Num: 7430
Model Year: 1909
Profile and Auction History

Seven Passenger Touring
Thomas Flyer 6-40 Seven Passenger Touring

Model Year: 1910
Profile
Touring
Thomas Flyer 6-40 Touring

Engine Num: M 79
Model Year: 1910
Profile and Auction History
Tourabout
Thomas Flyer 6-40 Tourabout

Chassis Num: 1088
Engine Num: 1070
Model Year: 1910
Profile and Auction History

Touring
Thomas Flyer 6-40 Touring

Chassis Num: 380
Engine Num: 281
Model Year: 1910
Profile and Auction History
Seven Passenger Touring
Thomas Flyer 6-40 Seven Passenger Touring

Chassis Num: 559
Engine Num: 573
Model Year: 1910
Profile
Limousine
Thomas Flyer 6-40 Limousine

Model Year: 1912
Profile

Runabout
Thomas Flyer 6-40 Runabout

Engine Num: 1623
Model Year: 1912
Profile and Auction History


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