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Franklins by Model Year

The following information provided by George H. Peckover and Gordon H. Howard.


1902

Cross-engine, 4 cylinders Model Runabout - Type "A"

This car is in the Smithsonian but will be on loan to the Onondaga Historical Association in Syracuse, New York.


1903

Cross-engine, 4 cylinders, Model "A"

All were Runabouts but they may have built a few R. E. Tonneau.


1904

Cross-engine, all were 4 cylinders. Models are:
  • "A" 2 pass. Runabout
  • "B" 4 pass.
  • "C" Touring shaft drive

1905

Cross-engine, all were 4 cylinder. Models are:

  • "A" Runabout
  • "B" Touring shaft-drive
  • "C" Touring shaft-drive
  • "D" Touring shaft-drive
  • "E" Roadster
  • "F" Touring

1906

Cross-engine, this group are all 4 cylinder shaft-drive. Models are:
  • "D" Runabout
  • "D" Touring
  • "D" Limousine¹
  • "G" Touring
  • "G" Runabout
  • "E" Runabout cross-engine
  • "H" Touring shaft-drive with the first 6 cylinder

1907

From 1907 on all were shaft-drive, this group are all 4 cylinders. Models are:
  • "D" Touring
  • "D" Roadster
  • "D" Landaulet¹
  • "G" Touring
  • "G" Roadster

6 cylinder "H" Touring


1908

4 cylinder models:
  • "D" Touring
  • "D" Roadster
  • "G" Touring
  • "G" Roadster
  • "G" Landaulet¹

6 cylinder models:

  • "H" Touring
  • "H" Roadster
  • "H" Limousine¹

1909

4 cylinder models:
  • "G" Touring
  • "G" Runabout¹
  • "D" Runabout
  • "D" Touring¹
  • "K" Town Car
  • "L" Truck

6 cylinder models:

  • "H" Touring

Note: 1909 "D" Touring was advertised, but numbers don't show if any were built


1910

4 cylinder models:
  • "D" Runabout
  • "K" Town Car
  • "L" Truck
  • "G" Runabout

6 cylinder models:

  • "H" Touring

1911

4 cylinder models:
  • "K" Taxicab
  • "L" Truck
  • "G" Touring
  • "M" Touring

6 cylinder models:

  • "H" Touring
  • "D" Touring

1912

4 cylinder models:
  • "K" Series 2 Taxicab
  • "L" Series 1 Delivery Wagon
  • "G" Touring Series 1
  • "G" Landaulet Series 1 1,3
  • "G" Limousine Series 1 1,3
  • "G" Series 2 Touring
  • "G" Landaulet Series 2 1,3
  • "G" Limousine Series 2 1,3
  • "O" Series 2 Light Delivery
  • "G" Series 1 Runabout
  • "G" Series 2

6 cylinder models:

  • "H" Series 1 Touring
  • "H" Limousinei¹
  • "H" Series 2 Touring
  • "H" Series 2 Limousine4
  • "D" Series 1 Touring
  • "D" Series 2 Touring
  • "D" Series 2 Torpedo
  • "M" Series 1 Touring
  • "M" Series 2

Note:

  • 1912, advertisements showed that both Limousines and Landaulets were available with G 25 HP in both Series 1 and 2, possibly none were built and sold.
  • 1912, "H" Limousine was advertised in Series 1 but apparently none were sold until Series 2.

1913

4 cylinder models all are Series 3:
  • "G" Runabout

6 cylinder models:

  • "H" Touring
  • "H" Limousine
  • "D" Touring
  • "D" Torpedo
  • "M" Touring
  • "M" Roadster

1914

All cars were 6 cylinder from this year on:
  • "M" Series 4 Roadster
  • "M" Series 5 Roadster
  • "M" Series 4 Touring
  • "M" Series 5 Touring
  • "M" Series 6 Roadster
  • "M" Series 6 Touring

1915

All cars were 6 cylinder:
  • "M" Series 6 Roadster
  • "M" Series 7 Roadster
  • "M" Series 8 1st run Roadster
  • all models "M" Series 7 and 8

1916

Some "M" Series 8:
  • 1st run Roadster
  • all others "M" Series
  • 9A Runabout 2 pass.
  • Series 9A Roadster 4 pass.
  • All models "M"

1917

Series 9A
  • Runabout 2 pass.
  • Roadster 4 pass.
  • Sedan
  • Brougham
  • Limousine
  • Town car
  • Cabriolet
  • Touring

1918

Series 9B:
  • Runabout 2 pass.
  • Roadster 4 pass.
  • Town car
  • Cabriolet
  • Touring
  • Chassis
  • Sedan 4 pass.
  • Brougham and Limousine

1919

Series 9B
  • Runabout 2 pass.
  • Roadster 4 pass.
  • Touring
  • Chassis
  • Sedan
  • Brougham and Limousine

1920

Series 9B
  • Runabout 2 pass.
  • Chassis
  • Demi-coupe
  • Demi-sedan
  • Roadster 4 pass.
  • Touring
  • Sedan and Brougham

1921

Series 9B 2 pass.
  • Runabout
  • Chassis
  • Victoria coupe
  • Coupe
  • Demi-Coupe

4 pass.

  • Roadster
  • Touring limousine
  • Touring
  • Sedan
  • Brougham
  • Cabriolet
  • Town car

1922

Series 9B, 10A and 10B


1923

Series 10B


1924

Series 10B and 10C


1925

Series 10C and 11A


1926

Series 11A and 11B


1927

Series 11B


1928

Series 12A (118" WB) and 12B (128" WB)


1929

Series 13 (130, 135 and 137)


1930

Series 14 (145 and 147)


1931

Series 15 (151, 152 and 153) 153 is known as the DeLuxe


1932

Series 16A (163), 17A (173) and 18A (183)


1933

Series 16B (164), 17A (173), 18A (183) and 18B (184)


1934

Series 17B (174), 18C (185) 19A (193) and 19B (194)


1 May not have been built.

2 All cars shaft-drive starting in 1907 and after.

3 Advertisements showed that both Limousines and Landaulets were available with G 25 HP in both Series 1 and Series 2, possibly none were built and sold.

4 H Limousine was advertised in Series 1, 1912 but apparently none were sold until Series 2.