1908 Simplex Model 50 Speedcar Roadster Vehicle Profile

1908 Simplex Model 50 photograph

1908 Simplex Model 50 photograph

1908 Simplex Model 50 photograph

1908 Simplex Model 50 photograph

1908 Simplex Model 50 photograph

1908 Simplex Model 50 photograph

1908 Simplex Model 50 photograph

1908 Simplex Model 50 photograph

1908 Simplex Model 50 photograph

1908 Simplex Model 50 photograph

1908 Simplex Model 50 photograph

1908 Simplex Model 50 photograph

1908 Simplex Model 50 photograph

1908 Simplex Model 50 photograph

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Speedcar Roadster
This is one of two Simplex Speedcars in existence; the other Speedcar is at the Smithsonian Institution. Discovered in the 1960s by Brass-Era guru Tom Leicester, this Speedcar has been carefully restored and preserved. It has a 4-cylinder, 610 cubic-inch engine with large 5.75-inch diameter pistons. Enlarged racing sprockets enable the chain-drive to handle the enormous torque. The car also boasts a 12-gallon oil tank to take care of the total loss lubrication system while on the run. That system often leaves an enthusiastic driver covered with an attractive film of blackened, used oil as its new owner is just discovering.


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Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1908 sales)
1908 Simplex 50 Speedcar Roadster The Oldest Simplex Known to Exist
Chassis#: 0850211
Sold for USD$1,900,000
  2012 Mecum - Monterey, CA
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1908 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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