Wayne Carini Auctions 1908 Simplex 50 Speedcar Roadster

Wayne Carini Auctions 1908 Simplex 50 Speedcar Roadster

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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.


- 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.

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Price Info 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 http://www.mecum.com/auctions/auction_detail.cfm?AUCTION_ID=CA0812

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City Monterey
State CA
Postal Code 93940
Country USA

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