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1923 Locomobile 48 Series VIII Sportif / 18345 Vehicle Information

1923 Locomobile 48 Series VIII photograph

1923 Locomobile 48 Series VIII photograph

1923 Locomobile 48 Series VIII photograph

1923 Locomobile 48 Series VIII photograph

1923 Locomobile 48 Series VIII photograph

1923 Locomobile 48 Series VIII photograph

1923 Locomobile 48 Series VIII photograph

1923 Locomobile 48 Series VIII photograph

1923 Locomobile 48 Series VIII photograph

1923 Locomobile 48 Series VIII photograph

1923 Locomobile 48 Series VIII photograph

1923 Locomobile 48 Series VIII photograph

1923 Locomobile 48 Series VIII photograph

1923 Locomobile 48 Series VIII photograph

1923 Locomobile 48 Series VIII photograph

1923 Locomobile 48 Series VIII photograph

1923 Locomobile 48 Series VIII photograph

1923 Locomobile 48 Series VIII photograph

1923 Locomobile 48 Series VIII photograph

1923 Locomobile 48 Series VIII photograph

1923 Locomobile 48 Series VIII photograph

1923 Locomobile 48 Series VIII photograph

1923 Locomobile 48 Series VIII photograph

1923 Locomobile 48 Series VIII photograph

1923 Locomobile 48 Series VIII photograph

1923 Locomobile 48 Series VIII photograph

1923 Locomobile 48 Series VIII photograph

1923 Locomobile 48 Series VIII photograph

1923 Locomobile 48 Series VIII photograph

1923 Locomobile 48 Series VIII photograph

1923 Locomobile 48 Series VIII photograph

1923 Locomobile 48 Series VIII photograph

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Sold for $176,000 at 2013 RM Auctions - Amelia Island.
The Locomobile Model 48 was introduced in 1911 and remained in production until 1929. During that time, the model saw only a few changes. The first owner of this example was Albert M. Barnes, a partner in the New York investment firm of Dillon, Read, & Company. He ordered the car with a factory Sportif Locomobile body; a four-passenger phaeton designed by J. Frank de Causse. The car was specified with brass trim, grey paint, and balloon tires on buffalo wire wheels. Though four-wheel brakes were available, Mr. Barnes ordered his vehicle with just rear wheel brakes. Since Mr. Barnes planned on driving the car only in fair weather, the car was not given windshield wipers.

Mr. Barnes Locomobile sold for $9,900. After Mr. Barnes passing 29 years later, the car was still occupying space in his carriage house at Spruce Hill Farm in Mendham, New Jersey. The car was acquired from the Barnes estate by Morristown, New Jersey, Lincoln-Mercury dealer Tom Wiss. It remained largely in storage as it passed through the hands of its next three East Coast owners, eventually coming into he car of David Schultz in 1989.

This example is the first pre-1925 Locomoible to be recognized as a Full Classic by the Classic Car Club of America and was awarded top honors in the Prewar Preservation class at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in 2002.

The current owner acquired the car in 2004. The car has continued to be shown, earning awards for Best Original Unrestored Car at the Hilton Head and Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance and Best in Class at the Keeneland Concours.

The car has under 25,000 miles. The wheels have been refinished in black, their original color. The Locomobile wears the same paint, black leather upholstery, and tan cloth top with which it was original delivered. The only major parts replaced since new are the clutch and the tires.


By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2013



2013 RM Auctions - Amelia Island

Sale Price :
USD $176,000

Recent Sales

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

Engine Num: 5113
Model Year: 1912
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Chassis Num: 5273
Engine Num: 5257
Model Year: 1912
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Baby Tonneau
Locomobile 48 Series VIII Baby Tonneau

Chassis Num: 6410
Engine Num: 6410
Model Year: 1913
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Roadster
Locomobile 48 Series VIII Roadster

Model Year: 1914
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Touring
Locomobile 48 Series VIII Touring

Model Year: 1914
Profile
Touring
Locomobile 48 Series VIII Touring

Model Year: 1914
Profile

Touring
Locomobile 48 Series VIII Touring

Chassis Num: 7461
Model Year: 1914
Profile and Auction History
Touring
Locomobile 48 Series VIII Touring

Chassis Num: 10263
Engine Num: 9385
Model Year: 1915
Profile and Auction History
3-Passenger Sedan
Locomobile 48 Series VIII 3-Passenger Sedan

Coachbuilder: Locke
Model Year: 1916
Profile

Gunboat Cabriolet
Locomobile 48 Series VIII Gunboat Cabriolet

Coachbuilder: Healey & Co
Model Year: 1917
Profile
Chauffeur Coupe
Locomobile 48 Series VIII Chauffeur Coupe

Coachbuilder: Healey & Co
Chassis Num: 11929
Engine Num: 9796
Model Year: 1917
Profile and Auction History
Type M Series 7 Tourer
Locomobile 48 Series VIII Type M Series 7 Tourer

Coachbuilder: Farnham-Nelson
Chassis Num: 13058
Model Year: 1917
Profile

Roadster
Locomobile 48 Series VIII Roadster

Coachbuilder: Merrimac
Model Year: 1919
Profile
Sportif
Locomobile 48 Series VIII Sportif

Chassis Num: 11873
Model Year: 1919
Profile and Auction History
Landaulet
Locomobile 48 Series VIII Landaulet

Chassis Num: 17191
Engine Num: 12474
Model Year: 1920
Profile and Auction History

Sedan
Locomobile 48 Series VIII Sedan

Chassis Num: 17212
Engine Num: 12490
Model Year: 1920
Profile and Auction History
Sportif
Locomobile 48 Series VIII Sportif

Chassis Num: 18033
Model Year: 1922
Profile and Auction History
Sportif
Locomobile 48 Series VIII Sportif

Model Year: 1923
Profile

Sportif
Locomobile 48 Series VIII Sportif

Model Year: 1923
Tourer
Locomobile 48 Series VIII Tourer

Model Year: 1923
Sportif
Locomobile 48 Series VIII Sportif

Chassis Num: 18317
Engine Num: 13588
Model Year: 1923
Profile and Auction History

Sportif
Locomobile 48 Series VIII Sportif

Chassis Num: 18345
Engine Num: 13612
Model Year: 1923
Profile and Auction History
Sportif Phaeton
Locomobile 48 Series VIII Sportif Phaeton

Model Year: 1925
Profile
Sportif Phaeton
Locomobile 48 Series VIII Sportif Phaeton

Model Year: 1925
Profile

Victoria Sedan
Locomobile 48 Series VIII Victoria Sedan

Coachbuilder: Demarest and Company
Model Year: 1925
Profile
Sportif Phaeton
Locomobile 48 Series VIII Sportif Phaeton

Chassis Num: 19131
Engine Num: 19139
Model Year: 1925
Profile and Auction History


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