Classic Cars : 1911 Franklin Model D Torpedo Phaeton – When engineer John Wilkinson and former …

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1911 Franklin Model D Torpedo Phaeton – When engineer John Wilkinson and former newspaper publisher Herbert H. Franklin joined forces in 1901, the result was the most long-lived and successful air-cooled automobile in America. Franklins were made in Syracuse, New York from 1902-1934; the Great Depression being responsible for its demise. The Model D here has a 6 cyl., 38hp engine, a wooden chassis and gas / electric lighting.