1928 Other Makes Oxford 12B For Sale

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Oxford 12B
Item Location: 
Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
4 door sedan
Exterior Color: 
Ivory and Burnt Tan
Interior Color: 
6 cylinder air cooled
Number of Cylinders: 
Manual floor shift
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Disability Equipped: 
Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
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Description 1928 Other Makes Oxford 12B

I purchased this 1928 Franklin Oxford sedan Model 12B, from an
antique shop in Maryland late 2005 and took delivery in March 2006. 
I was aware of Franklin cars as my father had a J2 Piper Cub with a
Franklin engine back back in the 1950s when I was in public school.  However, I had only seen one Franklin prior
to stumbling onto this car.  It was love
at first site.  What an elegant and graceful
old lady.
This Franklin was last on the road/licensed
in 1983 when it was acquired by the antique shop.  A major restoration was completed, I believe
in late 1983/early 1984, which included new wool upholstery, new headliner,  new carpet, 5 new tires, and  rechromed parts include bumpers, rear seat heater outlet,
and exterior door handles,   The original leather door panels remain and
are in great condition (lots of embossing and stitching).  The Franklin was on display at the antique
shop to attract customers.  In 2005, they
decided that the traffic it generated did not justify the space that it
occupied.  It is a big car measuring 14' 11" long, bumper to bumper.
I believe that the paint is original and is
in very good condition except for an area of about 6 square inches in area on
the passenger hood that has been touched up in a color that is off a bit.   Plating on the grill shell and headlight buckets
is thinning in places.  One hood latch is
missing.  The roof is
original and it is in great/new condition.  The wood spoke wheels are in great condition with no cracks or other defects.  This Franklin has has the rear luggage rack, rear seat heater, and blinds on all rear windows. The tires appear new but they date from the mid 1980s.  This Franklin has 4 wheel hydraulic brakes which worked well when the Franklin was put into storage.  Deluxe features include a retractable cigar lighter in the front dash and rear ashtrays.
The Franklin ran well when I picked it up
and I drove it around my property a few times in the summer of 2006.   There was then a major restructuring of my
life that summer     including a move and job change so the Franklin was put in storage.  It has been in storage from late 2006 to the
present.   I put a bit of light oil in
the cylinders when it went into storage and have turned the engine over several
times at least once a year, using the crank, since then.  The engine currently turns over easily on the
The Franklin was only driven on the antique
shop property following restoration, except the brief drives on my property in 2006 .  Probably a total of less than 100 miles. The odometer is not showing mileage.  The antique shop indicated that it had 49,000 miles on it when they purchased it so the 56,000 in the listing is very conservative.
I have
not tried to start the Franklin.  It will need a new battery.  My youngest grandchildren had great fun tooting the horn back in 2006. The Antique shop indicated that the wiring at the headlights had not been reconnected by the restoration shop.  This should be a small task.
I have the Maryland Title and all of the
Canada Customs paper work from when the car was imported into Canada.  I will also provide a bill of sale.  The Franklin has not been titled in
Ontario.  The Franklin is in Cambridge
Ontario, about an hour from Buffalo NY.  There are no problems in taking the Franklin back to the US and there are no duties or other charges  although most states have a state sales tax when the car is registered.
The photos are not the best as the car is
in storage without a lot of space around it. 
It also has some dust as I am unable to wash the car while in storage.  Also, the flash distorts the colors in some photos.  In particular, the cream color is whiter than reality in some photos.
 The VIN is X189138L19
The Franklin must be picked up within 30 days of the auction closing unless prior arrangements are made.

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