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ZEUS , Franklin speedster 1916 For Sale

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  • £125,000 As stated
  • 1916
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Price £125,000 As stated
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Franklin
Model Speedster
Year 1916
Country UK
Region Essex
Telephone 01279 956878
Status Trade
Date 15-Jul-2020
Ref C1225165
Zeus , 1916 Franklin Roadster

Zeus , This is a beautifully engineered machine which stands comparison with any Edwardian mega monster aero engine car which are all the rage for the Goodwood Festival and the recently introduced Brooklands Race event, prestigious global inter-Continental rallies and USA endurance rallies/races which Zeus has already taken part. (Photos available)

Built by Don Luttmers and Paul Springer

Built on a 1927 Diamond T Chassis that was custom ordered 13ft 9” wheelbase

The amazing engine is built by Hall and Scott who were famous for building aircraft engines in the first world war such as the liberty aircraft engine and vehicle engines for the luxury car maker Duesenburg, This engine is a 1928 straight inline 6 cylinder, 14.5 litre 900 ci with hemispherical heads that was acquired from a museum in California along with the dashboard instruments

The original engine spec was 275 bhp and 850 foot pounds of torque

This is one of only 12 known engines

4 gear Clark transmission with 100% overdrive built in built by Brown and Lipe

The original axle only lasted a few miles so was rebuilt using a drag race axle components.

Original Lockheed hydraulic brakes connected external to the drums

The amazing bodywork consists of a 1916 Franklin and 1918 Studebaker and parts of a boat tail 1947 Hudson

Custom made wheels

Absolutely beautiful early Gray and Davis headlamps

Cloth covered Wireing by Bart Ouchida

Classic leather upholstery by Wild West upholstery Jim Anderson

Coach Striping by Mitch Kim

This car weighs around 7000 pounds !

Zeus completed in the “ Great Race “ in 2017 and covered around 2500 miles with 4 stage wins

Zeus has won many car shows in America

NOVA clear

What an amazing piece of engineering

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