1905 Thomas Flyer Model 25 five passenger touring, 4 cylinder, chain drive, 114 inch WB


A true classic beauty
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This car has enormous proportions
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This car was purchased from the Harold Coker collection and is regarded as being the most authentic Thomas Flyer in existence. It was formerly in the Garganigo, Zimmerman, and Imperial Palace collections. This model 25 is well known in the collector community and is reported to be the car that William Harrah coveted but was never able to purchase. In the early 1960s this car was on exhibit in Albert Garganigo’s Princeton Auto Museum in Massachusetts. When the museum closed in 1963, the car was sold to the Eugene Zimmerman collection in Pennsylvania and it was placed in his Automobilorama Museum in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. It was later purchased by the Imperial collection in Nevada until Harold Coker purchased the car in 1999. The wood frame and sheet metal body are original and, for this reason, the car has become a revered icon as the most authentic known. It attracts pilgrims from the Thomas collector community who make measurements and take pictures in aid of their own restorations. This car has recently been re-commissioned after a long period of inactivity, and it runs and drives well. Genuine Thomas cars are in constant demand and this is certainly one of the most significant and desirable ones available today.
See also the OCR text at News-Journal from Mansfield, Ohio of June 18, 1967.

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