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1927 Essex “Super Six” Biddle & Smart Speedabout – Chassis Number 693777

Introduced for the 1927 model year, the Speedabout was the most sporty and exciting body style Essex offered. Speedabout bodies were made by famed coachbuilder Biddle & Smart of Massachusetts, source of many limited-production bodies. The Speedabout chassis was fitted with a special rear axle gear ratio that, combined with the 55-horsepower Essex “Super Six” engine, allowed for a top speed estimated at 80 mph.

The total number of Speedabouts produced is not known, but very few (reportedly fewer than a dozen) survive today.

This car, no. 693777, was purchased by the current owner in 1991 and underwent a complete and proper, fully documented frame-off restoration by an Essex expert from 1992 to 2007. Finished in a rich Emerald Green, no expense was spared from the chassis and drivetrain to the correct leather interior and plating work. An excellent tour car.

Asking $50,000 (Negotiable)


if interested, send me a Direct Message here and I'll provide my contact

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2 hours ago, John S. said:

Very rare, good looking car. 

 

They are rare...I think 6 to 10 are known to survive.

 

This car is a really exceptional example and a nice restoration. I'm assisting the current owner get it to a new, loving home.

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