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A family tradition for over 50 years, selling classic & fine motorcars throughout the world.

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  • SPECTACULAR RESTORATION
  • DOCUMENTED 2 OWNER SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CAR SINCE NEW!
  • ONE OF THE FINAL GLENDALE, CALIFORNIA BUILT EXAMPLES
  • ONE OF ONLY 200 BUILT
  • ORIGINAL MATCHING NUMBER LINCOLN V-8 ENGINE
  • HIGHLY DESIRABLE EARLY MODEL WITH 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. 

    TRADES ACCEPTED - FINANCING AVAILABLE
    Year:
    1951
    Make:
    Muntz
    Model:
    Jet
    Color:
    Salmon
    VIN:
    M51126
    Mileage:
    73,859
    Stock Number:
    407465_Jet

    Engine:
    154HP Lincoln V8
    Style:
    Convertible
    NADA VALUE
    $132,400.00
    DISCOUNT
    $12,500.00
    BUY IT NOW PRICE
    $119,900.00

    Daniel Schmitt & Co. is located in beautiful and historic St. Louis, Missouri. Our dealership spans 4 acres, boasts 3 luxurious showrooms, a state-of-the-art service department, a world-class restoration facility, and is only minutes away from Lambert International Airport. While we offer our cars for online sale and auction, we do also encourage you to visit our beautiful classic car showroom!

    Daniel Schmitt & Co. Classic Car Gallery
    3455 N. Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63074
    Telephone: (314)291-7000
    Fax: (314)291-0957
    Email: info@schmitt.com
    Why buy from Daniel Schmitt & Co?

    Family owned and operated for over 50 years, we are a classic and luxury car gallery, committed to delivering some of the rarest, highest-quality classic cars, to customers worldwide. Throughout the years, our classic car dealership has built its reputation as one of the most trusted providers of classic cars to enthusiasts, collectors or investors. We offer truly unique and beautiful motorcars for sale.


    As Daniel Schmitt & Co. reviews will attest, we focus on providing a world-class automobile shopping experience with thorough descriptions and detailed images - an absolute must in the digital age, when many of our classic and investment cars are sold online. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.


    We look forward to working with you!

    (314)291-7000 or info@schmitt.com
    Financing

    Finance rates as low as 5.9%.


    We know that classic car financing can pose a unique challenge. Although a vintage or exotic car can be an excellent investment, some financial institutions attempt to apply standard “used car” rules for financing a classic car, which in many cases can make loan approval difficult.


    We work closely with many banking institutions that understand and recognize the collector value of classic cars and view them as an investment, which allows us to help you get the financing you need so that you can have the car you have dreamed of.


    Terms available up to 144 Months


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    Daniel Schmitt & Co. Classic Car Gallery
    3455 N. Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63074
    Telephone: (314)291-7000
    Fax: (314)291-0957
    Email: info@schmitt.com
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    A FAMILY TRADITION FOR OVER 50 YEARS, SELLING CLASSIC & FINE MOTORCARS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD
    Whether you are looking to buy a foreign exotic car or a premium American classic car, Daniel Schmitt & Company is ready to help you find the automobile of your dreams. You will find a wide selection of vehicles in our classic car showroom, which is located in the beautiful and historic St. Louis, Missouri. We offer pre-purchase inspections of any car upon request. Call or e-mail us today to arrange a test drive.

    Daniel Schmitt & Co.
    3455 North Lindbergh Blvd
    St. Louis, MO 63074
    (314)291-7000
    info@schmitt.com

    Showroom Hours
    Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    Saturday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    (open until 5:00 by appointment)
    Sunday: Closed

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