In 1909, the Locomobile Company produced the Model 30 and the Model 40. The Model 30 rested on a 120-inch wheelbase and offered as a Tourer or a Runabout while the Model 40 had a larger platform, measuring 123-inches, and available as a Baby (Toy) Tonneau, Limousine, or a seven-passenger Touring car. Both the Model 30 and Model 40 both had four-cylinders engines with the Model 40's being slightly more power. It displayed 471 cubic-inches and had a T-Head design.
By the late 1900s, the Locomobile Company had forged a name for itself. They had won the prestigious international Vanderbilt Cup race in 1908, and were renowned for their speedy luxury cars. In the early 1920s, the company was acquired by Durant Motors which continued using the Locomobile brand name as their top-of-the-line autos until 1929.
This 1909 Locomobile Model 40 I is a Toy Tonneau that originally sold close to $5,000, a very purchase at the time.