No Radiator

September 13th, 2011

1925 Franklin Doctors Coupe©

The Franklin began production in 1902 and continued until 1934 in Syracuse, NY. In 1901, H.H. Franklin teamed up with engineer, John Wilkinson to come up with the air cooled engine. It just doesn’t seem possible that in 100 degree weather an engine running without water circulating could hang in there, but obviously it did until the company hit rough financial times due to the depression beginning in 1929! The Franklin was a competitor to it’s fiercest rivals, Cadillac and Packard.