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1951 Muntz Jet Convertible

$119,900 73859 miles
St. Louis, MO
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1951 Muntz Jet Convertible

Spectacular restoration 
Documented 2 owner Southern California car since new
One of the final Glendale, CA built examples
One of only 200 built
Original matching number Lincoln V-8 engine
Highly desirable early model wit aluminum body panels
Rare and desirable low windshield example
Stunning original color combination
Sold new to Alfred Sprinkler from the company's Sunset Boulevard sales office
Rare factory option snakeskin interior
Tremendous investment potential

Options Include:

Factory wire wheels
Optional snakeskin pattern interior
Alloy body panels
Factory low windshield
Power steering 
Power brakes 
Removable hardtop
As the sports car craze swept the US in the early postwar years, several start-up manufacturers offered their vision of the ideal American roadster; Earl “Madman” Muntz’s eponymous Muntz Jet, boasting top speeds well over 100 mph, is among the most notable. 

Muntz initially set up his manufacturing facilities in Glendale, California, completing about twenty-nine cars before relocating operations to Evanston, Illinois. This Muntz Jet offered here is the twenty-sixth car built and is among the very last of the vehicles constructed in California. It was one of the first Jets to feature the 145HP Lincoln V-8, which replaced the earlier Cadillac engine. It is further distinguished as one of just two examples identified in the Muntz Jet Registry as having aluminum fenders. The desirable, California-built jets are identifiable by their slightly shorter 113” wheelbase and low-profile windshield frames.  

According to the original sales contract accompanying the car, this Muntz Jet was sold new through the company’s Sunset Boulevard sales office. It was purchased in August 1951 for the considerable sum of $4,500 by Alfred “Freddie” Trenkler, who achieved notoriety as a featured performer with the Ice Capades, acclaimed as the “Greatest Show on Ice!” Mr. Trenkler was among several Hollywood luminaries who drove a Muntz, including Eddie “Rochester” Anderson and “The It Girl” Clara Bow. Mr. Trenkler retained ownership of the Jet for an astonishing four decades before finally selling to a Southern California family, well-known and well-respected for their collection of American automobiles. In their care since 1991, the Jet has been a favored car in the collection.

Finished in its original factory color combination of Salmon with optional textured Snakeskin interior; this magnificent Muntz Jet is one of the finest examples to be brought to market in years! This Muntz Jet Convertible is among one of the last to be built in the Glendale, California factory; equipped with the desirable low windshield and is only one of two with aluminum body panels. Retaining its original numbers matching Lincoln V-8 engine and accompanied by its first registration slip, archival photos, and Muntz Jet Registry. Articles service invoices dating to the original owner and more truly one of the most documented desirable Muntz Jet to be offered in years. We are proud to offer this incredible motorcar to the most demanding collector investor or enthusiast who desires the best. Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014, and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last 10 years. Ready to make an investment that you can actually enjoy? Please contact one of our expert sales consultants for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description, and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence. 

 
 
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