Wayne Carini Auctions 1908 Simplex 50 Speedcar Roadster Similar ads Member's profile Email Advertiser Tell-a-friend Wayne Carini Auctions 1908 Simplex 50 Speedcar Roadster This ad is marked as Sold Description: SOLD for $1,900,000 1908 Simplex 50 Speedcar The Oldest Simplex Known to Exist Lot S101 Monterey, CA The Daytime Auction This Lot scheduled to be sold: Saturday, August 18, 2012 @ 1:40PM This remarkable 1908 Simplex 50 Speedcar from the early Brass Era is the oldest one known to exist. Chassis number 211, its central feature is the enormous 610 CI 4-cylinder T-head engine, which is rebuilt with new aluminum pistons, rings and bearings, and a new aluminum crankcase custom-cast at great expense. The finished engine is correct in every way, including its Simplex carburetor, centrifugal water pump, rare Bosch magneto and outside exhaust system. A 4-speed transmission with reverse delivers the Simplex’s ample torque to a double chain drive. A 40 gallon fuel tank and 13-gallon oil reservoir gave the Simplex long-distance capability and a special 5-inch radiator core insures more-than-adequate cooling. Fans of the Brass period will appreciate every detail in this charming and unique antique, which has been driven a mere 200 miles since its comprehensive restoration. HIGHLIGHTS - Chassis No. 211 - The oldest Simplex known to exist - 587 CI engine bored to 610 CI - 4 cylinder with T-Head valve configuration - Early engine plugs over intake - Correct Simplex carburetor - Centrifugal water pump - Rare Bosch B magneto - Four forward gears with reverse - Double side chain drive - 40 gallon fuel tank, 13 gallon oil tank - Solar head, side and tail lamps - Authentic instruments and original gauges - Special 5 inch radiator core - Outside exhaust system - New aluminum crankcase - New pistons, rings, bearings, crank - Rare 27 inch hat box compartment inside spare tires - Only 200 miles on the restoration Owned by Reality TV Star Wayne Carini who is host of Chasing Classic Cars on Velocity. Members profile: Advertised by: Wayne Carini (click here to see full profile) Grade Wayne Carini Email: Email Advertiser Ad Details Property is Sold Garage Spaces (put 0 if this does not apply) 0.00 Price Information: Sold at 2012 Mecum Monterey Day Time Auction Price $1,900,000 USD Type: Classic Vehicle / Collector Vehicle, Race Car New or Used: Used Year: 1908 Model: 50 Speedcar Roadster Make: Simplex Which Celebrity? Wayne Carini Celebrity Owned: Yes Features & Accessories: Type & Features: Rear Wheel Drive, Manual Transmission (Stick Shift), 4 Cylinder Engine Classic Vehicle Type: Type & Features: Vintage Race Car, Classic / Antique For Sale at Auction Auction Sale? Yes Type of Auction Phone Bidding, On-site Registration, Retail Auction Event Auction Date 08/18/2012 Location Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa Name of Auction Mecum Monterey, CA - The Day Time Auction Auction Website: input http:// http://www.mecum.com/auctions/auction_detail.cfm?AUCTION_ID=CA0812 Unique Sale Issues Type of Sale Auction Company Sale In front of website you must input http:// Website http://www.f40.com Website http://www.mecum.com/auctions/auction_detail.cfm?AUCTION_ID=CA0812 Location Address 1 Old Golf Course Road City Monterey State CA Postal Code 93940 Country USA Call Me! Phone (860) 342-5705 Ad id: 22002326 Ad views:6711 Current rating Grade Comments Do you have any comments? Do you have any comments? You may add it after you login.