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1916 Crane-Simplex Model 5

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In 1914 the Crane Motor Car Company merged with the Simplex Automobile Company to produce the Crane-Simplex Model 3. In 1916 the Crane-Simplex Model 5 was among the most expensive, largest and most powerful well-built luxury cars in America in the early 20th century. They were owned by only the wealthiest socialites and entrepreneurs of the time, including the Rockefeller family. The chassis along cost more than $8,000. They were built at the Simplex Automobile Company in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and had a 6-cylinder engine of 46 horsepower; the cylinders were arranged in two pairs of three much like those for the Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost.
By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2009

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1916 Crane-Simplex Model 5 Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Crane-Simplex Model 5

(Data based on Model Year 1916 sales)
1916 Simplex Crane Model 5 46hp Limousine
Chassis#: 2196
Sold for USD$123,200
  2018 Bonhams : Collectors Motorcars and Automobilia Auction
 
1916 SIMPLEX CRANE MODEL 5 'BOAT TAIL' ROADSTER
Sold for USD$198,000
  2016 Bonhams : The Amelia Island Auction
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1916 Simplex Crane Model 5
Sold for USD$176,000
  2007 Gooding & Company
1916 Crane-Simplex Model 5 image  
1916 Simplex Crane Model 5
Sold for USD$198,000
  2007 Gooding & Company
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1916 Crane-Simplex Model 5 Dual Cowl
Chassis#: 2445
Sold for USD$308,000
  2006 The Otis Chandler Collection Auction
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Crane-Simplex Model 5s That Failed To Sell At Auction

1916 Crane-Simplex Model 5's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1916 SIMPLEX CRANE MODEL 5 46HP LIMOUSINE21962020 Bonhams : Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum $60,000$80,000
1916 Crane-Simplex Model 5 Seven-Passenger Touring21782011 Bonhams Quail Lodge Sale $150,000$200,000
1916 Simplex Crane Model 5 7-Passenger Touring Car21782009 Pebble Beach Auction : Gooding & Company $160,000$225,000
1916 Crane-Simplex Torpedo Runabout22312006 RM Auctions at Meadow Brook$160,000$220,000$260,000

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1916 Crane-Simplex Model 5 Profiles

1916 Crane-Simplex Model 5 vehicle information
Torpedo Runabout
Coachwork: Don Lee
Chassis #: 2231
1916 Crane-Simplex Model 5 vehicle information
Brewster Berline
Coachwork: Brewster
Chassis #: 2445
1916 Crane-Simplex Model 5 vehicle information
Phaeton
Coachwork: Frederick R. Wood & Sons
Chassis #: 2381
Engine #: 2404
1916 Crane-Simplex Model 5 vehicle information
Touring Car
Chassis #: 2178
Engine #: 2233
1916 Crane-Simplex Model 5 vehicle information
Phaeton
Coachwork: Frederick R. Wood & Sons
1916 Crane-Simplex Model 5 vehicle information
Touring Car
Coachwork: Farnham-Nelson
1916 Crane-Simplex Model 5 vehicle information
Touring
Coachwork: C.P. Kimball & Co