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1931 Invicta Model S Sports Tourer / S102 Vehicle Information

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1931 Invicta Model S photograph

1931 Invicta Model S photograph

1931 Invicta Model S photograph

1931 Invicta Model S photograph

1931 Invicta Model S photograph

1931 Invicta Model S photograph

1931 Invicta Model S photograph

1931 Invicta Model S photograph

1931 Invicta Model S photograph

1931 Invicta Model S photograph

1931 Invicta Model S photograph

1931 Invicta Model S photograph

1931 Invicta Model S photograph

1931 Invicta Model S photograph

1931 Invicta Model S photograph

1931 Invicta Model S photograph

1931 Invicta Model S photograph

1931 Invicta Model S photograph

1931 Invicta Model S photograph

1931 Invicta Model S photograph

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Sold for $852,000 at 2020 Bonhams : Amelia Island Concours.
This Invicta is chassis number S102, wears Vanden Plas body number 1711, and powered by engine number 12371. This LeMans Type 4 Seater was originally registered on the U.K. roads in 1931 and owned by an individual living in the Reading area of the U.K., south of London. Later owners include Rowland Smith and F.R. Walker. It is believed that its original crankcase for the engine number 7515 was replaced with the current unit, numbered 12371.

It is listed as having left the factory as a left-hand drive car but currently has right-hand drive configuration.

By 1956 the car was in the care of Frederick Stahl and later given a restoration (while in his care) by Russ Sceli of Hartford, Connecticut. In 1971 ownership passed to Mark Gibbons of Cambridge, Mass. In November of 1982, it was sold to Dean Edmonds. He later commissioned RM Auto Restorations in Chatham to perform a restoration, lasting from 1991 and continuing through 1994. Upon completion, he brought the Invicta to the Pebble Beach Concours in 1995 where it won a First in Class award. The car was also shown at the Concours d'Elegance at Cranbrook, Michigan on occasion, the 1996 Eyes on Classic Design among other events.

The car has remained in the Edmonds Collection for nearly four decades.

The car is powered by a 4.42 liter, single overhead cam, inline 6-cylinder Meadows engine fitted with twin SU carburetors. It develops 103 horsepower at 3,000 RPM and is backed by a four-speed manual transmission. There are leaf spring suspensions in the front and rear, and four-wheel drum brakes.


By Daniel Vaughan | May 2020


2020 Bonhams : Amelia Island Concours

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $850,000-USD $1,000,000 
Sale Price :
USD $852,000

1931 Invicta Model S Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1931 sales)
1931 Invicta 4½-Litre S-Type 'Low Chassis' Sports Tourer
Chassis#: S102
Sold for USD$852,000
  2020 Bonhams : Amelia Island Concours
1931 Invicta Model S image  1931 Invicta Model S image  
1931 Invicta 4½-Litre S-Type Low Chassis Sports 'Scout'
Chassis#: S75
Sold for USD$1,766,009
  2020 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
 
1931 Invicta 4½-Litre S-Type 'Low Chassis' Sports
Chassis#: S39
Sold for USD$1,596,159
  2013 Goodwood Revival
 
1931 Invicta 4½-Litre S-Type Low-chassis Tourer
Chassis#: S46
Sold for USD$750,764
  2012 Bonhams - Collectors' Motor cars and Automobilia
 
1931 INVICTA TYPE LS 4,5 L LOW CHASSIS COUPE
Sold for USD$735,795
  2011 Rétromobile
 
1931 Invicta 4½-litre Low Chassis S-Type
Chassis#: S40
Sold for USD$474,318
  2004 Bonhams - The Goodwood Revival
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1931 Invicta Model S's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1931 Invicta 4½-Litre S-Type Low Chassis Sports SimplonS902020 Bonhams : Goodwood Speedweek $1,000,000$1,200,000
1931 Invicta 4½-Litre S-Type Low ChassisS802019 Bonhams : The Zoute Sale $900,000$1,100,000

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Invicta Model S
1931 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Carbodies
Chassis information for the Invicta Model S
1931 Sports Tourer
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: S102
Engine Num: 12371

Chassis information for the Invicta Model S
1931 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Carbodies
Chassis Num: S57
Chassis information for the Invicta Type S
1932 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Carbodies

Chassis information for the Invicta Type S
1932 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Carbodies

1931 Invicta Model S

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