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1930 Franklin Dietrich Speedster

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The Franklin Automobile Collection at Hickory Corners is selling a rare 1930 Series 147 Speedster VIN 47-200545L27. Designed and Bodied in Dietrich's Detroit shops, the rakish Speedster was a catalog custom offering by Franklin.  Narrow, Torpedo body with raked windshield and Convertible Sedan looks, this Speedster has been fully restored and is ready to drive with seat belts, turn signals and fully adjustable front seat.

Sale is by sealed bid, ending at 10:00pm on June 12, 2018.

The car may be seen at the Franklin Museum in Hickory Corners, Michigan. 

 

For information/photos/details, please contact Franklin Museum Director, Phil Weisenbarger 419-358-4651, or 419-722-3861 or email to philweis@wcoil.com1003582193_1930DietrichSpeedster.jpg.409a2a4ef56223327c91b016e4f483b8.jpg

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I have driven this car pretty extensively. It drives even better than it looks. You can't go wrong with it. We will miss it in Kalamazoo. 

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Looking at this photo, i think I may have been the person who snapped the picture!

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As I understand it, proceeds from this bid go to support the excellent Franklin Collection at the Gilmour Museum.

all the more reason to bid high.

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I'm no accountant, but I think if one wants to 

make a donation to the museum, an outright

donation would be tax-deductible.  Overpaying

for a car would lose that tax advantage.

 

But it is an attractive car, that's for sure.

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Right, John. I don’t think anyone would buy this Franklin for the tax deduction. It’s just nice to know that if you buy the Dietrich, the proceeds will go to a good cause. That said, I encourage you to make that outright donation!

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You can deduct the difference between your bid and the actual value of the car.   That latter part is highly debatable I guess.   Dietrich never built a bad looking body.  Very cool car.

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This is a beautiful automobile!

 

I am not a buyer.

 

But, given the rarity of this model and the fact there would be few comparison sales,  how might one arrive at an appropriate number for a purchase price?

 

I am asking only to become a bit more educated.

 

And.....I understand that value is what someone is willing to pay.  

 

I am simply wondering, if there is a quantifiable method to approach assigning or estimating value for a vehicle with few “market-similar” sales.

 

Thanks

Jim

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