Old museum car, 1921 Paige model 6-66 Larchmont II Sport Touring listed on BAT
A 1921 Paige Model 6-66 Larchmont II Sport Touring which has been in the Buffalo Transportation Pierce-Arrow Museum for 20 years is up for auction. The auction ends in four days, and despite a grand legacy, at the time of writing, the highest bid was only $ 4,000.
It’s quite a piece of history, a century-old car. It’s powered by a 5.4-liter L-head inline-six engine that puts out 70 horsepower, but don’t let that stop you. One of his cousins did something pretty amazing.
A record car
Another Paige did something pretty amazing with her powertrain over 100 years ago on January 21, 1921. A stripped-down but stock Paige Speedster completed a mile in 35.01 seconds. That’s a speed of 102.8 MPH, and it broke the American stock car speed record.
Now this 1921 Paige Model 6-66 Larchmont II Sport Touring maybe not as energetic, but it was restored in 1980. It also sports a retooled engine, transmission, fuel system and brakes.
The Paige-Detroit Motor Car Company is an original idea of Fredrick Osgood Paige and was formed in 1908. The first model was a two-seater powered by a three-cylinder, two-stroke, 2.2-liter engine. In 1919-20, all Paige cars were equipped with six-cylinder engines. Those with a Duesenberg engine were called Linwood and those with a Continental engine were Larchmont.
The Graham brothers bought the Paige Motor Car Company in 1927 and continued to make Graham-Paige cars until 1940.
The green model Paige comes with a black hood and fenders for a two-tone look. The running board is also green to match the car and comes with metal running boards. We love the green disc wheels with the polished hubcaps.
There is a Boyce Motormeter radiator thermometer on the hood and a brake light only on the left. The windshield tilts and the interior upholstery is in matching black leather. The car also carries an analog clock while the five-digit odometer claims a total of 29,000 miles.
There are two lockable storage compartments just in front of the rear seats. And if you decide to place your bid, this model will come with all service records and historical documents, as well as a New York registration. In addition, you also get three spare keys and several spare parts.
It is a centenary. So there is a bit of rust and corrosion in some parts, but nothing that takes away from its classic beauty. Remember that an almost identical 1921 Paige 6-66 Larchmont II Sport Touring model sold for $ 17,250 on Bring a trailer a few weeks ago. Better to bid while there is time.
Sources: BringaTrailer, YouTube
Developed by Lola Cars in the 1960s, the car most famous for its victories on circuits such as Laguna Seca.
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