1927 Minerva AF Sport Roadster / 55979 Chassis Information

1927 Minerva AF photograph

1927 Minerva AF photograph

1927 Minerva AF photograph

1927 Minerva AF photograph

1927 Minerva AF photograph

1927 Minerva AF photograph

1927 Minerva AF photograph

1927 Minerva AF photograph

1927 Minerva AF photograph

1927 Minerva AF photograph

1927 Minerva AF photograph

1927 Minerva AF photograph

1927 Minerva AF photograph

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Sport Roadster
Coachwork: d'Leteren Freres
Chassis #: 55979
Engine #: 56047
The AF model was introduced in 1926. In 1927, Minerva joined with another Belgian automaker, Farbrique Nationale. That year, the engine in the AF was increased to 6 liters (5952 cc) with double sleeve valves. The S in the AFS designation refers to a sport version.

This Minerva Roadster was constructed in 1927 as an 'S' or Sport model. The AFS featured a shortened chassis, a 5925cc Double Sleeve-Valve six-cylinder engine with a Zenith dual carburetor and rated at 32 CV. They received sporting coachwork, and in this case, the work was done by the Belgian house d'Ieteren Frères. It was given a low-raked windshield and sharply curved light fenders. It has a long curve of the tail and a low top.

The early history of this automobile is unknown. By 1985, it was in the care of Reginald P. Ghys of Antwerp, Belgium. The car has never been fully disassembled and remains very original.

In 2010, the car was purchased by the present owner.

In 2011, the car was offered for sale at the Gooding & Company auction held in Pebble Beach, CA. It was estimated to sell for $485,000-$585,000. Bidding failed to satisfy the vehicle's reserve and it would leave the auction unsold.


By Daniel Vaughan | Aug 2012


2011 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach Auctions

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$485,000-$585,000 
Lot was not sold

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1927 sales)
1927 Minerva AF 32 CV Sport Sedan
Chassis#: 56522
Sold for $363,000
  2018 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
1927 Minerva AF image  1927 Minerva AF image  
1927 Minerva AI 32CV Sport Saloon
Chassis#: 56522
Sold for $319,000
  2009 Pebble Beach Auction : Gooding & Company
1927 Minerva AF image  1927 Minerva AF image  

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1927 Minerva AF's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1927 Minerva AFS Roadster559792011 Gooding and Company Pebble Beach Auctions $485,000$585,000

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Minerva AF1926 Town Car
Coachbuilder: Paul Ostruk Coachworks
Chassis Num: 56543
Engine Num: 56544 AI
Chassis information for the Minerva AF1927 Sport Roadster
Coachbuilder: d'Leteren Freres
Chassis Num: 55979
Engine Num: 56047
Chassis information for the Minerva AF1927 Sport Sedan
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis Num: 56522
Engine Num: 56519
Chassis information for the Minerva AF Transformable1928 Town Car
Coachbuilder: Hibbard and Darrin


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