1917 Franklin 9A

                    Lightweight, Aerodynamic, Air-Cooled

Production Years: 1902-1934
Country: United States
Number Produced: approx. 150,000

One of three remaining. Air cooled inline 6 cylinder designed by John Wilkinson. Ash wood frame with an aerodynamic Aluminum body. This car is 2745 pounds, about half of the weight of its competitors. This model was well known for its comfort. great handling, reliability, and its fuel economy (40.3miles to the gallon).

The combination of the large windows and the slanting V front glass gives a breadth of vision unmatched on other enclosed cars.

Front seats are of Pullman type, which are adjustable fore and aft, tilt forward and turn on a swivel. Access to all seats independently is had through the wide center door on each side.

Find more information at; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklin_(automobile)

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Please note that the vehicles shown online are part of our collection but may not be on display when you visit. Our team is always in some stage of repair or restoration on a number of vehicles.


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Tampa Bay Automobile Museum

3301 Gateway Centre Blvd.
Pinellas Park, FL 33782 USA

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