1928 Detroit Electric Model 95 Type 24B coupé de Ville  Chassis no. 13295
Lot 521
1928 Detroit Electric Model 95 Type 24B coupé de Ville
Chassis no. 13295
Sold for €28,750 (US$ 30,848) inc. premium

Lot Details
1928 Detroit Electric Model 95 Type 24B coupé de Ville  Chassis no. 13295 1928 Detroit Electric Model 95 Type 24B coupé de Ville  Chassis no. 13295 1928 Detroit Electric Model 95 Type 24B coupé de Ville  Chassis no. 13295 1928 Detroit Electric Model 95 Type 24B coupé de Ville  Chassis no. 13295 1928 Detroit Electric Model 95 Type 24B coupé de Ville  Chassis no. 13295 1928 Detroit Electric Model 95 Type 24B coupé de Ville  Chassis no. 13295 1928 Detroit Electric Model 95 Type 24B coupé de Ville  Chassis no. 13295 1928 Detroit Electric Model 95 Type 24B coupé de Ville  Chassis no. 13295 1928 Detroit Electric Model 95 Type 24B coupé de Ville  Chassis no. 13295
1928 Detroit Electric Model 95 Type 24B coupé de Ville
Chassis no. 13295
Pour l'histoire de la marque, se référer au lot 526.

Sans conteste une intéressante curiosité, à une époque où l'on attache tant d'importance aux transports alternatifs, de telles voitures connaissent un regain d'intérêt et dans les musées du futur pourraient bien devenir les symboles d'une industrie qui a bouclé la boucle. M. Brown portait un intérêt particulier à ces électriques, puisqu'il en possédait plusieurs, celle-ci datant de la fin de la production, quand leur aspect était devenu plus austère avec des roues en bois.

Parfait complément des autres voitures de la collection, elle n'a jamais été restaurée. Elle conserve son intérieur d'origine, ce qui explique que les tissus et les brocards soient fatigués et nécessiteraient un minimum d'attention, mais l'habitacle est complet et a gardé tous ces instruments, notamment une montre intégrée dans le rétroviseur.

Cette électrique a reçu de nouvelles batteries dans les années 1960 et a été utilisée jusque dans le milieu des années 2000, ce qui semble indiquer qu'il y aura peu de travail pour la remettre sur la route.

Detroit Electric Model 95 Type 24B Brougham de Ville 1928
Châssis n° 13295

For the marque history, please refer to lot 526.

Unquestionably an interesting curiosity, in an era when so much interest is placed in alternative road power, such cars have become more fashionable again and in museums of the future could well become examples of an industry that came full circle. Mr. Brown had a definite soft spot for these electrics, owning a brace of them, this one dating from the period towards the end of their production, when their accoutrements were a little more austere, and wooden wheels were fitted.

A perfect foil to the earlier car in the collection, this appears never to have been restored. It still retains its interior, albeit the cloth and brocades are somewhat tired and in need of attention, but the cabin seems complete and still has its correct instrument cluster and the period rear facing mirror incorporates a clock.

This Electric received new batteries in the mid 1990s and was in use through to the mid-2000s, suggesting that it would not take much effort to have it back on the road.
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