1914 Premier Z2 touring

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oakland12
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1914 Premier Z2 touring

Post by oakland12 » Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:06 pm

I recently purchased this car and I'm hoping to get some history and information on it. My car is a 6 cyl T-head, 7 pass. touring that was restored prior to 1971. It was purchased back then by Dick Phillipi from somebody in the east and shipped to Downey, CA. Dick toured the car for several years and kept it until he passed away about 18?? years ago. His son inherited it and had it until he died about 10 years ago. It went to Oregon then and that's where I bought it. It was obviously a complete original car that someone was fortunate to find and restore. There appears to be minimal wear on the drive train so I don't believe there is a lot of miles on it. Does anyone know who restored this car back in the 60's??

I'm also looking for any original manuals, pictures and advertisements from 1914 showing this model.

My Premier is looking pretty shabby these days. New paint is in the future. The only items that I know I'm missing are the top rests for the 5 bow top. These are the type that are hinged and clamp the bows securely.

In searching the internet Jay Leno has the same car but that's the only other one I can find.

Thanks for any help on this.

Ken Findlay
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Re: 1914 Premier Z2 touring

Post by Plumbline » Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:57 pm

Wow! Nice find, Ken. Wonderful car. Wonderful engine. Hope I get to see it in person some day. Are those Rudge wheels? What size? Don.

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Re: 1914 Premier Z2 touring

Post by oakland12 » Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:13 pm

Hi Don. The Premier is a nice find. I feel very fortunate to have it. The engine is 415 cu in and guaranteed to never pass a gas station!! It starts and runs well. The transmission shifts extremely smoothly. The wheels were a $80 factory option when new. Not Rudge, they are Houk. They've all been re-spoked in the past and are in great shape. You'll see it out on tour next year. Chris is saving up the gas money now!
Ken

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Re: 1914 Premier Z2 touring

Post by oakland12 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:43 am

Here's a couple of more pics
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Premier-13 (Large).JPG

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Re: 1914 Premier Z2 touring

Post by nickelroadster » Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:17 pm

I do not think that that car looks all that shabby! It just looks like a good touring car.

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Re: 1914 Premier Z2 touring

Post by Covelli » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:08 am

It's a beautiful car. Thanks for sharing the pics, they're great. I hope you find out more about it and share it here.

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Re: 1914 Premier Z2 touring

Post by hcca » Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:37 pm

Definitely looks like a strong tour-worthy runner. Try asking the Automobile Library (HCFI). It has a wealth of information on early cars and may be able to help you learn more about your Premier. Their website is https://hcfi.org/ and you can submit a research request here: https://hcfi.org/ResearchRequest.php

Good luck and I hope to see you on a tour in your Premier

oakland12
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Re: 1914 Premier Z2 touring

Post by oakland12 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:44 pm

Thanks for your comments. The way this 415 cu in engine sounds with the cut out open makes me think it will be a great tour car! I might need ear plugs though. I'm still looking for info on who restored this car in the 50's or 60's if anyone knows. I'll definitely try the Automobile Library (HCFI) and see if they have any general information as well.
Ken

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