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Brewster Simplex Crane Model 5 Berline
Brewster Simplex Crane Model 5 Berline
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This 1916 Simplex-Crane Model 5 Berline is powered by a six-cylinder 564 cubic-inch engine and mated to a four-speed gearbox.
The livery is Brewster Green with complementary original upholstery in the passenger compartment.
Located just in front of the windshield are dual spotlights and a bulb horn.
It has factory-fitted luggage and the original trunk.

Brewster constructed the body from the finest materials, and the chassis and the engine were far from cheap.
The cost of the chassis alone was around $7,000.
Compared to the price of a new Model T Ford, which was about $400 complete, the Crane-Simplex was quite expensive.
It was also quite rare; the cars were built in very low numbers and the owners were the wealthy and the powerful. 



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