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1909 Thomas Flyer 6-40 Flyabout / 7430 Vehicle Information

1909 Thomas Flyer 6-40 photograph

1909 Thomas Flyer 6-40 photograph

1909 Thomas Flyer 6-40 photograph

1909 Thomas Flyer 6-40 photograph

1909 Thomas Flyer 6-40 photograph

1909 Thomas Flyer 6-40 photograph

1909 Thomas Flyer 6-40 photograph

1909 Thomas Flyer 6-40 photograph

1909 Thomas Flyer 6-40 photograph

1909 Thomas Flyer 6-40 photograph

1909 Thomas Flyer 6-40 photograph

1909 Thomas Flyer 6-40 photograph

1909 Thomas Flyer 6-40 photograph

1909 Thomas Flyer 6-40 photograph

1909 Thomas Flyer 6-40 photograph

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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High bid of $200,000 at 2009 Sports & Classics of Monterey. (did not sell)
Thomas cars started production in 1902 in Buffalo, New York. This 1909 Flyabout was so named because of its very light weight. Because it boasts an all-aluminum body, hood, and fenders, the car weighs just twice its six-passenger capacity at 2,500 pounds. When new, the car cost $3,000 - quite a lot of money in 1909. There are only two (possibly three) such cars known to exist in the world.

The L 6-40 Flyabout was powered by an L-head six-cylinder engine. The lightweight four-seat 'Flyabout' coachwork riding on the short 122-inch wheelbase was sporty, low, and ideally suited for the 267 cubic-inch engine rated at 40 horsepower. There was dual braking on the rear wheels with expanding shoes and contracting bands.

This particular L 6-40 Flyabout was given a restoration that was completed in 2007, and immediately shown at the Pebble Beach Concours, followed by concours at Ocean Reef and Bay Harbor, and took first place awards at both. This car is one of only two 1909 Thomas Model L 6-40 Flyabouts known.

The car is painted in red with black leather interior and well equipped with an array of brass trim, lighting and accessories, from the acetylene headlights and kerosene sidelights to the intake manifold, steering column, bulb horn, radiator shell and eagle mascot.

In 2009, this Model L 6-40 Flyabout was offered for sale at the Sports & Classics of Monterey auction in Monterey, California presented by RM Auctions. The car was estimated to sell for $350,000-$450,000. The lot failed to sell after achieving a high bid of $200,000.



2009 Sports & Classics of Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $350,000-USD $450,000 
High Bid (Lot was not sold)
USD $200,000

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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