1927 Essex Super Six Speedabout / 587601 Vehicle Information

1927 Essex Super Six photograph

1927 Essex Super Six photograph

1927 Essex Super Six photograph

1927 Essex Super Six photograph

1927 Essex Super Six photograph

1927 Essex Super Six photograph

1927 Essex Super Six photograph

1927 Essex Super Six photograph

1927 Essex Super Six photograph

1927 Essex Super Six photograph

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Speedabout
Coachwork: Biddle and Smart
Chassis #: 587601
Sold for $47,300 at 2006 RM Auctions at Meadow Brook.
Sold for $38,500 at 2009 Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey by RM Auctions.
Sold for $49,500 at 2013 RM Auction - Hershey.
The Essex Motors Company produced small, affordable automobiles. It had been created by the Hudson Motor Car Company for the purpose of creating a smaller version of its Super-Six. The first Essex was first shown in 1919 after it had been delayed due to World War I. The vehicles great quality, durability, and vibration free four-cylinder motor made it an instant success. Over the years, sales continued to escalate and propelled the Hudson Motor Car Company into third place in overall sales for 1929.

The example shown is a two-passenger Speedabout boattail. There is a rumble seat which the company had claimed could carry up to two individuals. This may have been the case for children but in reality, was suitable for only one adult.

The vehicle has coachwork by Biddle and Smart of Amesbury, Massachusetts. The six-cylinder engine with Marvel carburetor was capable of producing 55 horsepower. This meant that the 2500 pound vehicle with boattail body could propel to a top speed of around 70 miles per hour.

In most cases, the Hudson Company only produced Speedabouts as show cars to gauge public interest and to generate press and popularity.

At the Meadow Brook auction presented by RM Auctions, the car was sold for the sum of $47,300. In 2009, it was offered for sale at the Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey sale presented by RM Auctions where it was estimated to sell for $35,000 - $50,000 and offered without reserve. As bidding came to a close, the lot had been sold for the sum of $38,500, including buyer's premium.


By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2009


2013 RM Auction - Hershey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $55,000-USD $55,000 
Sale Price :
USD $49,500

2009 Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey by RM Auctions

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $35,000-USD $50,000 
Sale Price :
USD $38,500

2006 RM Auctions at Meadow Brook

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $35,000-USD $50,000 
Sale Price :
USD $47,300

1927 Essex Super Six Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1927 sales)
1927 Essex Super Six Boattail Speedabout
Chassis#: 548825
Sold for USD$55,000
  2014 Greenwich Concours D'Elegance Auction
 
1927 Essex Super Six Speedabout by Biddle & Smart
Chassis#: 587601
Sold for USD$49,500
  2013 RM Auction - Hershey
1927 Essex Super Six image  1927 Essex Super Six image  
1927 Essex Super Six
Chassis#: 587601
Sold for USD$38,500
  2009 Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey by RM Auctions
1927 Essex Super Six image  1927 Essex Super Six image  
1927 Essex Speedabout
Chassis#: 587601
Sold for USD$47,300
  2006 RM Auctions at Meadow Brook
1927 Essex Super Six image  1927 Essex Super Six image  

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Essex Super Six1927 Speedabout
Coachbuilder: Biddle and Smart
Chassis information for the Essex Super Six1927 Speedabout
Coachbuilder: Biddle and Smart
Chassis Num: 587601
Chassis information for the Essex Super Six1928 Coach
Chassis Num: 860731
Chassis information for the Essex Super Six Model E1931 Boattail Speedabout
Coachbuilder: Murray
Chassis Num: 1267966


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