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1909 Locomobile Model 40 Baby Tonneau / 2376 Vehicle Information

1909 Locomobile Model 40 photograph

1909 Locomobile Model 40 photograph

1909 Locomobile Model 40 photograph

1909 Locomobile Model 40 photograph

1909 Locomobile Model 40 photograph

1909 Locomobile Model 40 photograph

1909 Locomobile Model 40 photograph

1909 Locomobile Model 40 photograph

1909 Locomobile Model 40 photograph

1909 Locomobile Model 40 photograph

1909 Locomobile Model 40 photograph

1909 Locomobile Model 40 photograph

1909 Locomobile Model 40 photograph

1909 Locomobile Model 40 photograph

1909 Locomobile Model 40 photograph

1909 Locomobile Model 40 photograph

1909 Locomobile Model 40 photograph

1909 Locomobile Model 40 photograph

1909 Locomobile Model 40 photograph

1909 Locomobile Model 40 photograph

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High bid of $400,000 at 2013 Mecum Auctions - Monterey. (did not sell)
High bid of $375,000 at 2014 Mecum - Monterey. (did not sell)
High bid of $400,000 at 2016 Mecum : Monterey. (did not sell)
High bid of $370,000 at 2018 Mecum : Monterey. (did not sell)
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 displaced 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 big purchase at the time. It has won First in Class at the 2010 Meadow Brook Concours d'Elegance and Second in Class at the 2004 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. It has freshly polished brass trim and brightwork, a four-cylinder engine offering 40 horsepower, and a 123-inch wheelbase. The car was owned by Walter McCarthy in the late 1960s and was acquired by Richard King from Walter in the 1990s and restored it for the 2004 Pebble Beach Concours. In 2007, a private collector acquired the car from Richard King.

The Model 40 Type I was the biggest and fastest that Locomobile produced during the early 1900s. Locomobile was incorporated in 1899 when John Brisben Walker and Amzi Lorenzo Barber purchased the Stanley Brothers' steam car patents for $250,000 in cash. In the early 20th Century, the Locomobile was one of the most expensive and elegant automobiles built in the US.


By Daniel Vaughan | Aug 2016



2018 Mecum : Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $450,000-USD $550,000 
High Bid (Lot was not sold)
USD $370,000

2016 Mecum : Monterey

High Bid (Lot was not sold)
USD $400,000

2014 Mecum - Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $500,000-USD $700,000 
High Bid (Lot was not sold)
USD $375,000

2013 Mecum Auctions - Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $500,000-USD $750,000 
High Bid (Lot was not sold)
USD $400,000

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1909 sales)

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1909 Locomobile Model 40's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1909 Locomobile Model 40 Type I Demi-Tonneau23762018 Mecum : Monterey$370,000$450,000$550,000
1910 Locomobile Model 40 Type I Demi-Tonneau23762016 Mecum : Monterey$400,000  
1910 Locomobile Model 40 Type I Demi-Tonneau 2016 Mecum Indianapolis   
1910 Locomobile Model 40 Type I Demi-Tonneau23762014 Mecum Monterey$375,000$500,000$700,000
1910 LOCOMOBILE MODEL 40 TYPE I DEMI TONNEAU 2014 Mecum Houston$450,000  
1910 Locomobile Model 40 Type I Demi Tonneau23762013 Mecum Auctions Monterey$400,000$500,000$750,000

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Locomobile Model 40 Vehicle Profiles
Runabout
Locomobile Model 40 Runabout

Model Year: 1908
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Runabout
Locomobile Model 40 Runabout

Model Year: 1908
Limousine
Locomobile Model 40 Limousine

Chassis Num: 2111
Model Year: 1908
Profile and Auction History

Baby Tonneau
Locomobile Model 40 Baby Tonneau

Chassis Num: 2376
Engine Num: 2376
Model Year: 1909
Profile and Auction History
Tourer
Locomobile Model 40 Tourer

Model Year: 1910
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