1921 Paige Model 6-66 Larchmont II Sport Touring
Offered by Bring a Trailer Auctions | October 2021
Paige has interesting roots. Bankrolled by Harry Jewett, the company was originally lead by Fred Paige, previously of the Reliance Motor Car Company. After two years of Paige-Detroit production, Jewett booted Paige out of the company, but kept his name, albeit without “Detroit.”
The 1912 Paige was a completely different car, and a more successful one. In 1927, amid mounting losses, Jewett sold the company to Graham Brothers. Paige’s 1921 model lineup consisted of the 6-42 and more ominous 6-66. The latter became famous for its Daytona Beach speed runs where it hit 102 mph. Different body styles were offered, including the Daytona Speedster. Among the others was the Larchmont II Sport Touring, the “II” apparently to differentiate it from 1920s’ Larchmont tourer.
This one is powered by a 5.4-liter Continental inline-six rated at 70 horsepower when new. It’s an ex-museum car with a restoration dating back more than 30 years. Impossibly, this is Bring a Trailer’s second Larchmont II offering in as many months. This one closes today. Check out more here.