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The s/n falls in Series 11 and 17 is the body type number for tandem sport. Interior hardware is S/11. Dash is not Franklin. Note the seam across the rear body panel. What shape was a T. S. below that seam? Windshield looks tall for a T.S., at first I thought it might be a Sport Sedan without the landau bars or the rear vertical bars and a modified rear panel.

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Re: What is it - This car is currently on ebay, and is a mish-mash of Franklin components and other makes as well. The body is listed on ebay as a 1927, which would explain the suicide front doors. It is not a Tandem Sport - the body above the belt line is too high, so is probably a standard 27 sedan body without a widshield visor. The bumpers are incorrect for a 1930 - they would be double bar if correct. Note on the ebay photos that there are no grille shell louvers at all - only some kind of metal mesh. Note on the ebay photos also that there is no tail light by the left rear fender, only a center mounted tail light at the rear. The spare tire on a standard 30 sedan would not sit at a slant as on this car. The 27 body was shorter than the 30, so there would be room for a spare on a slant; however, this sedan uses a spare mount from possibly another make. The dash is definately not Franklin of any year, probably Packard as someone else has indicated. An interesting conglomeration, but not at all authentic.

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