Join us as we examine one of our vintage finds from the 2014 Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance…

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This 1915 Franklin Series 8 is owned by Robert Webb of Redondo Beach, Ca.

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Franklin Motor Co. produced vehicles for just over three decades, between the years of 1902 and 1934.

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Over 150,000 Franklins were produced in the 30+ years of the company’s history.  Less than 3,500 Franklins still exist today.

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The Franklin has long been touted as an engineering marvel.  A nearly 100 year-old study on their fuel economy revealed that they averaged 40.9 MPG!  While the Franklin Motor Co. became a casualty of the Great Depression, these Franklins live on, continuing to survive and thrive in today’s modern world – and we couldn’t be more thankful.

Stay tuned for more discoveries from the 2014 Greystone Concours!

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