1923 Locomobile 48 Series VIII Sportif Vehicle Profile

1923 Locomobile 48 Series VIII
Sportif
This original custom-built Locomobile is unrestored except for its wheels, which have been painted to the original color of black and new tires were added. The top and upholstery are also original. The owner's monogram 'AMB' is still visible between the doors.

The car has a 525 cubic inch, dual ignition, six-cylinder engine mounted on a standard Locomobile 142-inch wheelbase chassis. The crankcase, carburetor and water pump are made of manganese bronze. The car was custom built for Albert Barnes whose Wall Street Investment firm acquired Dodge Brothers Motor Co. and sold it to Walter P. Chrysler in 1927.

This car is the first pre-1925 Locomobile to be awarded full classic status by the Classic Car Club of America.

No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1923 sales)
1923 Locomobile Model 48 Series VIII Sportif by Bridgeport Body Company
Chassis#: 18345
Sold for $176,000
  2013 RM Auctions - Amelia Island
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1923 Locomobile Model 48 Sportif
Chassis#: 18317
Sold for $192,500
  2012 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach Auction
1923 Locomobile 48 Series VIII image  1923 Locomobile 48 Series VIII image  

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1923 Locomobile 48 Series VIII's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
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