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1928 Essex Super Six Two-Door Sedan

60 Years Ownership, Rust-Free Calif Car, 47k Miles

$15,800

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This is not the normal Classic Promenade listing. But because of its single owner for the past 60-years, California history and being well restored, its provenance won our hearts!

THE ESSENTIALS

This 1928 Essex Super Six Two-Door Sedan is a California car that has been owned by its present owner for the past 60-years.  It has accumulated a mere 47,388 miles from new and has been restored only as needed.  This can be shown at local and regional car shows and enjoyed on tours.

The Essex was purchased in Long Beach, California in 1962 by Phil Pfeiler when he was 16 years of age for $200 dollars. With only $100 to his name, Phil restored to borrowing the balance from his brother. The Essex has been in long-term storage for most of his ownership, accounting for the low mileage.  Mr. Pfeiler restored the Essex as needed in 1992.

The Green over Black two-tone hand rubbed lacquer livery is the original color combination and shows very well today.  The chrome and stainless steel have been restored and also show very well.  The Green wooden artillery wheels are also well painted and drive well.  The black vinyl top has been restored correctly and is in excellent condition.  The spare wheel is mounted in the rear giving the front fenders a nice smooth flowing appearance.

The interior was also restored in 1992 with Beige Mohair fabric that appears new today. The dash and instruments have been restored and function well.  The original delicate pot metal switches have been replaced with functional replacements.

This Essex has been well maintained over the years and still boasts its original straight six-cylinder 153 cid engine with a Stewart down draft carburetor. The engine compartment has been nicely detailed and shows very well. The three-speed transmission shifts smoothly and the drivetrain operates quietly.

The car comes complete with the original owners and parts manuals, restoration photos along with numerous documentation and servicing receipts.  Also included is a car cover.

For more information and details, please call, text or email Chip Henson at +1.602.509.4776 or chip@classicpromenade.com. This Essex is available for inspection at our Phoenix showroom.

1928 Essex Super Six Two-Door Sedan

$15,800

PRIVATE SALE STATUS
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LOCATIONUSA
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1928 Essex Super Six Two-Door Sedan
1928 Essex Super Six Two-Door Sedan

$15,800

VIN 703917
BODY STYLE Two-Door Sedan
FUEL Gasoline
MILES 47,400
GEARBOX Manual
DOORS 2
INT COLOR Beige Mohair
EXT COLOR Green over Black two-tone
YEAR 1928
LOCATION Phoenix, AZ
PRIVATE SALE STATUS
SELLER
VIEWS347

Essex Super Six

Essex cars were designed to be moderately priced cars which would be affordable to the average family. Proving durable, their capabilities were checked upon and confirmed by AAA and the United States Post Office. In 1919, an Essex completed a 50-hour, 3,037.4 miles (4,888.2 km) endurance test in Cincinnati, Ohio, at an average speed of…
Essex cars were designed to be moderately priced cars which would be affordable to the average family. Proving durable, their capabilities were checked upon and confirmed by AAA and the United States Post Office. In 1919, an Essex completed a 50-hour, 3,037.4 miles (4,888.2 km) endurance test in Cincinnati, Ohio, at an average speed of 60.75 miles per hour (97.77 km/h). The early Essex cars also captured many hill climb records. In a special Essex race car, Glen Shultz won the 1923 Pikes Peak Hill Climb. It had a 108.5-inch (2,760 mm) wheelbase. Initially, Essex marketed a line of touring cars (open four-door cars with canvas tops), which was the most popular body style of cars in production at the time. While Essex added an enclosed sedan in 1920, it was the introduction of the 1922 closed coach, priced at $1,495 (US$24,202 in 2021 dollars), $300 above that of the touring car. By 1925, the coach was priced below the touring car. While Henry Ford is credited with inventing the affordable car, it was Essex that made the enclosed car affordable. In 1928, the big news was the use of four-wheel mechanical brakes. Essex boasted "piano hinge doors" which were exceptionally strong. An advertisement shows a man fully supported by an open door to demonstrate the strength of the hinge. By 1929, the Essex was third in U.S. sales, behind Ford and Chevrolet.

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