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1910 Thomas Flyer K6-70 Flyabout / 818 Vehicle Information

1910 Thomas Flyer K6-70 photograph

1910 Thomas Flyer K6-70 photograph

1910 Thomas Flyer K6-70 photograph

1910 Thomas Flyer K6-70 photograph

1910 Thomas Flyer K6-70 photograph

1910 Thomas Flyer K6-70 photograph

1910 Thomas Flyer K6-70 photograph

1910 Thomas Flyer K6-70 photograph

1910 Thomas Flyer K6-70 photograph

1910 Thomas Flyer K6-70 photograph

1910 Thomas Flyer K6-70 photograph

1910 Thomas Flyer K6-70 photograph

1910 Thomas Flyer K6-70 photograph

1910 Thomas Flyer K6-70 photograph

1910 Thomas Flyer K6-70 photograph

1910 Thomas Flyer K6-70 photograph

1910 Thomas Flyer K6-70 photograph

1910 Thomas Flyer K6-70 photograph

1910 Thomas Flyer K6-70 photograph

1910 Thomas Flyer K6-70 photograph

1910 Thomas Flyer K6-70 photograph

1910 Thomas Flyer K6-70 photograph

1910 Thomas Flyer K6-70 photograph

1910 Thomas Flyer K6-70 photograph

1910 Thomas Flyer K6-70 photograph

1910 Thomas Flyer K6-70 photograph

1910 Thomas Flyer K6-70 photograph

1910 Thomas Flyer K6-70 photograph

1910 Thomas Flyer K6-70 photograph

1910 Thomas Flyer K6-70 photograph

1910 Thomas Flyer K6-70 photograph

1910 Thomas Flyer K6-70 photograph

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In the winter of 1908 the French newspaper Le Matin sponsored 'The Great Race,' which began in New York, ran across the country to San Francisco, then went by ship to Alaska before crossing the Bering Strait (either by ship or by the ice route) to Siberia, then onwards from the East to Europe to the finish line in Paris. E.R. Thomas made a last-minute decision to enter one of his cars in the race, and three days before the start a stock 1907 model was selected from the factory. A total of 13,341 miles and 171 days later, the Thomas rolled into Paris the victor. The win prompted Thomas to introduce a new line of fast and powerful 6-cylinder cars, which became known as Thomas Flyers. The 1907 sales catalogue boasted 'You can't go by a Thomas Flyer, so go buy one!'

With the victory the Thomas Flyer cars were immediately in demand for their amazing reliability and power. By 1910 the 6-70 Flyabout which is the biggest and fastest model produced cost a whopping $6,000.

This example is one of approximately 500 produced in 1910 and was purchased by the city of Chattanooga for regular use by the Mayor and for special events. After two decades of public use this Thomas was retired and eventually taken over by the Chattanooga Fire Company where it was modified for pumper service due to its huge motor. The car remained there until 1959 when it was discovered by Harold Coker and added to his Thomas Collection. It was subjected to a full re-restoration in 2016. With only three owners this 6-70 Flyabout is considered one of the most original of all great Thomas Flyers.



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Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1910 sales)
1910 THOMAS FLYER MODEL K 6-70 'FLYABOUT'
Chassis#: 318
Sold for USD$825,000
  2016 Bonhams : The Amelia Island Auction
1910 Thomas Flyer K6-70 image  1910 Thomas Flyer K6-70 image  
1910 Thomas Flyer 6-70 Touring Recreation
Sold for USD$36,300
  2003 Carail Museum
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1910 Thomas Flyer K6-70's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1910 Thomas Flyer K6-702042009 Sports & Classics of Monterey$450,000$700,000$900,000
1910 Thomas Flyer K6-70 2009 Automobiles of Arizona$675,000$900,000$1,100,000

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Thomas Flyer K6-70 Vehicle Profiles
Flyabout
Thomas Flyer K6-70 Flyabout

Model Year: 1909
Profile
Touring
Thomas Flyer K6-70 Touring

Model Year: 1909
Profile
Touring
Thomas Flyer K6-70 Touring

Model Year: 1909
Profile

Touring
Thomas Flyer K6-70 Touring

Chassis Num: K 179
Engine Num: 1675/1667
Model Year: 1909
Profile and Auction History
Tourabout
Thomas Flyer K6-70 Tourabout

Model Year: 1910
Profile
7-Passenger Touring
Thomas Flyer K6-70 7-Passenger Touring

Chassis Num: 204
Model Year: 1910
Profile and Auction History

Flyabout
Thomas Flyer K6-70 Flyabout

Chassis Num: 318
Model Year: 1910
Profile and Auction History
Flyabout
Thomas Flyer K6-70 Flyabout

Chassis Num: 818
Model Year: 1910
Profile
Tourabout
Thomas Flyer K6-70 Tourabout

Model Year: 1911
Profile

Touring
Thomas Flyer K6-70 Touring

Model Year: 1911
Profile


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