VIN:8412313L11 Engine: Inline 6 Cylinder Aircooled Horsepower: Contact for details Transmission: 3-Speed Manual
Offered here is a very rare Franklin: a 1933 Olympic Convertible Coupe. The Olympic was Franklin's small line and one of the last that they offered starting in 1933, but it ended up being more of a "hot rod" of sorts. Although the Olympic was a smaller and lighter model than its larger counterpart, the Airman, the engine was the same big air cooled 6 cylinder resulting in a lighter car with a lot of power.
Offered here is the most sought after version of the Olympic, a convertible coupe. Just out of a very long time ownership in Rhode Island this Olympic convertible coupe is very original and was restored around 15-20 years ago. Since then the car has been driven and maintained and the restoration has held up very well. The colors of tan and brown are noted as being original colors for this car offered by Franklin in 1933. Mechanically it runs and drives very well recently having the fuel system cleaned and rebuilt as well as all new brakes, wheel cylinders and master cylinder. The air cooled 6 cylinder engine runs smoothly and the 3 speed transmission shifts as it should. The paint shows very well and all the brightwork is in great condition with no pitting or blemishes. As you can see in the photos, the undercarriage is also very clean showing this car has always been in great condition. Overall, this Franklin Olympic coupe roadster is a very nice example of the handful of Olympic coupe roadsters known to exist today.