Supercharged Airman (6 cyl., o.h.v., 274.2 cu.in., 100 h.p.; wb: 132 in.)
only air-cooled cars from 1902. The new Twelve is a large, heavy,
$4000 car. The smaller, cheaper Olympic model was introduced in
late 1932. 1,905 cars were built this year.
Come enjoy a new
kind of performance. A performance in the tempo of tomorrow, that
completely shadows all your present conceptions of fine car
travel. A super-performance made possible in Franklin alone, by
the new supercharged, air-cooled, twelve cylinder airplane
Just mentioning some of the specifications of this new
Twelve should quicken your heart and make you anxious to get
behind the wheel – to put it through its paces – to
discover once more the thrills that were yours when you first
learned to drive a car.
This is the character of the new
Franklin Twelve: 150 horsepower from the twelve cylinder,
air-cooled engine – the same type of engine that has given
aviation its greatest impetus. Superchager which forces the
ingoing charge of mixture into every cylinder equally and in
maximum quantity. Thus adding power – adding smoothness –
and adding acceleration to an already sensational powerplant.
Pressure air-cooling affords greater engine efficiency and
economy, perfect cooling, and brings new freedom to touring. Now
you can drive all day at high speed without overheating or loss of
power – without the least thought or worry of the engine.
And there is no water to boil, freeze, or leak.
Le Baron styled
this long, low car of 144-inch wheelbase. Wherever it is seen, its
brilliance, modernness, and freshness of design win new laurels
Come see the Franklin Twelve and enjoy its
luxurious performance. Franklin also offers the 100-horsepower,
Supercharged Airman of 132-inch wheelbase, with prices ranging
from $2345 f. o. b. factory. Franklin Automobile Company,
Syracuse, N. Y.