1934 Franklin Series 19A Airman 6 Club Sedan

1934 Franklin Series 19A Airman 6 Club Sedan


Air cooled, powerful and beautifully designed.


  • YEAR & MAKE - 1934 Franklin
  • MODEL NAME - Airman
  • SERIES - 19A
  • BODY TYPE - 4 Door, 5 Passenger Club Sedan
  • BODY BY - H.H. Franklin 
  • # CYLS. - Strt. 6
  • TRANSMISSION TYPE & NUMBER - 3 Speed with Synchromesh in 2nd & 3rd, RWD
  • WEIGHT - 3,500 lbs
  • HP - 100
  • C.I.D. - 274
  • WHEELBASE - 132″
  • PRICE NEW - $2,285



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The H. H. Franklin Manufacturing Company of Syracuse, New York was without question, the most successful producer of air-cooled automobiles in the United States. The company which produced cars from 1902 to 1934 was founded by Herbert H. Franklin and John Wilkinson, an engineer, who designed and built cars combining high quality with light weight. The cars had a distinct reputation for dependability and long life. Like so many of its contemporaries, Franklin was to be no more - a victim of the Depression. In more than 30 years of production, the company never made a water-cooled machine and sold more than 150,000 cars in all. The patents to the Franklin engine were taken over by the Air-Cooled Motor Corp. whose Syracuse, New York factory specialized in light horizontally-opposed aircraft engines and continued to produce variants of the Franklin engine until 1966.Coincidentally, a 6-cylinder Franklin aircraft engine converted to water cooling powered the Tucker automobile in 1948. 

Franklin offered twelve models for 1934, its final year of production. Less than 1,000 cars were produced and sold including this Airman Club Sedan. The Airman was Franklin’s mid-market car priced between the Olympic 6 and the V-12 which offered handsome V-slope grilles and windshields similar to the more expensive V-12 models.