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1923 Franklin Model 10

1923 Franklin Model 10 1923 Franklin Model 10 1923 Franklin Model 10 The Franklin Company was established in 1901 by John Wilkinson, a Cornell-educated engineer. The company would continue to produce automobiles until its demise in 1934. Franklin was America's longest-running producer of air-cooled automobiles and they were an early champion of the use of lightweight aluminum.

The Franklin Manufacturing Company initiated a strong advertising campaign that promoted their high quality and lightweight vehicles. Their engineering was progressive and introduced many new features. Wilkinson used a wooden frame constructed of three-ply laminated ash. The benefits were two-fold; decreasing the weight of the vehicle and providing a better material to absorb shocks.

In 1924, Wilkinson left the company. The designs of the vehicle dramatically changed over the next few years, mainly in response to criticism from dealers. The most visual of these design changes was the radiators which became more conventional in design.

This Series 10-A 5-passenger touring car has an electric starter, an electric choke and a dash-mounted manifold-heater switch, as well as dash-mounted spark control. Instrumentation includes a speedometer, odometer, trip odometer and timepiece. Power is from an air-cooled six-cylinder engine rated at 26 horsepower. There is a Franklin single-barrel carburetor and rear-wheel mechanical drum brakes.

In 2011, the car was offered for sale at the Hershey, PA sale presented by RM Auctions. The car was estimated to sell for $22,000 - $28,000 and offered without reserve. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $11,550 inclusive of buyer's premium.


By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2011
1923 Franklin Model 10 1923 Franklin Model 10 1923 Franklin Model 10 This air cooled 1923 Franklin Series 10B has had just one owner since 1941. It has an all-original interior and less than 20 miles since an engine rebuild. There are new stainless valves and new piston rings.
By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2016

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Performance and Specification Comparison

Price Comparison

1923 Model 10
$3,150-$15,500
1923 Franklin Model 10 Price Range: $1,900 - $3,150

Industry Production

#1#2#3Franklin
1928Chevrolet (1,193,212)Ford (607,592)Willys Knight (231,360)7,770
1927Chevrolet (1,001,820)Ford (367,213)Buick (255,160)8,103
1926Ford (1,669,847)Chevrolet (547,724)Buick (266,753)7,606
1925Ford (1,669,847)Chevrolet (306,479)Dodge (201,000)8,595
1924Ford (1,922,048)Chevrolet (264,868)Dodge (193,861)6,075
1923Ford (1,831,128)Chevrolet (323,182)Buick (210,572)10,130
1922Ford (1,147,028)Chevrolet (243,479)Dodge (152,673)8,052
1921Ford (1,275,618)Chevrolet (130,855)Buick (82,930)8,536
1920Ford (806,040)Chevrolet (146,243)Dodge (141,000)10,552
1919Ford (820,445)Chevrolet (129,118)Buick (119,310)8,985
1918Ford (435,898)Buick (126,222)Willys Knight (88,753)6,689

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