For Sale: 1916 Simplex Crane Model 5 in Saint Louis, Missouri

Vehicle Description

From its foundation in 1907, Simplex rose to prominence as one of America's most prestigious automakers, pioneering the "supercar" with their large, powerful automobiles reserved for an elite class of motorist. Thundering T-head fours dominated the early years until the arrival of the Model 5 in 1915, with its massive, 100+ horsepower, 563 cubic-inch L-head inline-six designed by Henry Middlebrook Crane. This incredible and unique Model 5 was originally owned by H.X. Baxter of California. During his nearly 20-year ownership, Baxter continually updated the styling to meet contemporary trends, hiring Don Lee Coachworks for the task. He retained the car through 1936, when it transferred to his chauffeur, Mr. Douglas Gardner of La Puenta, CA. This Simplex has remained astonishingly well-preserved via a series of attentive owners, and presents with a marvelous patina that cannot be replicated. The mighty Crane six dominates the engine bay, and was reportedly treated to a cost-no-object rebuild within the last decade. This is rare opportunity to add one of the most desirable American high performance motorcars to your collection. This vehicle just arrived. A complete description is coming soon. Please call us for full details. Offers welcome and trades considered For additional details please view this listing directly on our website

Vehicle Details

  • 1916 Simplex Crane Model 5
  • Listing ID:CC-1528946
  • Price:$275,000
  • Location:Saint Louis, Missouri
  • Year:1916
  • Make:Simplex Crane
  • Model:Model 5
  • Odometer:0
  • Stock Number:7070
  • VIN:2231

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Hyman Ltd. Classic Cars
2310 Chaffee Drive
Saint Louis, MO 63146
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