1910 Adler 12hp Four Seat Tourer  Chassis no. 2908 Engine no. 2911K

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Lot 537
1910 Adler 12hp Four Seat Tourer
Registration no. IA 5413 Chassis no. 2908 Engine no. 2911K

Sold for £ 38,900 (US$ 49,504) inc. premium
1910 Adler 12hp Four Seat Tourer
Coachwork by Morgan & Co. Ltd.

Registration no. IA 5413
Chassis no. 2908
Engine no. 2911K

Footnotes

  • Those who remember the typewriter will recognise the Adler name – well it was the same German company who built the Adler motor car at Frankfurt. Like so many of its contemporaries Adler graduated from bicycle production to motor cars at the turn of the 19th/20th Centuries. The marque made its debut at the 1900 Frankfurt Motor Show with a lightweight voiturette powered by a 3 1/2hp De Dion Bouton engine. From 1902 onwards Adler manufactured their own engines and were to pioneer the construction of engines and gearboxes built in unit. The four-cylinder, 12hp Adler introduced in about 1907 was a conventional car with shaft drive and three speed gearbox, with excellent gearing ensuring that the model tackled hills like a mountain goat.

    Morgan & Co. Ltd. of Long Acre, London, appear to have been the main suppliers of Adler motor cars in Great Britain and this is one such car with ample four seat coachwork bearing the Morgan & Co. Ltd. supplier’s plate. Unconfirmed legend suggests that it may have covered little more than 3,000 miles from new. The car comes from private ownership in Ireland and was previously owned by that great Irish enthusiast Knollys Stokes, founder of the Blarney Motor Museum, and was later displayed in Denis Lucey’s Killarney Motor Museum while in the present twenty year ownership. During that time the hood was re-covered by Denis Lucey. Although unused for several years the car was in good running order when last out although it is known that the magneto now requires reconditioning. The Adler is presented in green livery with red coach lining and black wings. It is deep-button upholstered in beige leather and the car is equipped with brass oil side lamps, acetylene headlamps, a bulb horn, Stepney wheel and a two-piece cranked windscreen.

    Similar 12hp Adlers have been campaigned with remarkable success on long distance V.C.C. tours by such luminaries as Messrs. Hankin, Firth and Ryder-Richardson, testifying to the reliability of this model. The car is V.C.C. dated (Certificate no.957). At the time of cataloguing no documentation regarding registration or the car’s history have been located.
1910 Adler 12hp Four Seat Tourer  Chassis no. 2908 Engine no. 2911K
1910 Adler 12hp Four Seat Tourer  Chassis no. 2908 Engine no. 2911K
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