Bonhams : 1914 Lozier MODEL 77 FIVE PASSENGER TOURING CARChassis no. 8215Engine no. 8207
<b>1914 Lozier MODEL 77 FIVE PASSENGER TOURING CAR</b><br />Chassis no. 8215<br />Engine no. 8207

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Lot 174
1914 Lozier MODEL 77 FIVE PASSENGER TOURING CAR

US$ 300,000 - 400,000
£ 230,000 - 310,000
Amended
1914 Lozier MODEL 77 FIVE PASSENGER TOURING CAR
Chassis no. 8215
Engine no. 8207

389ci L-Head Inline 6-Cylinder
Single Updraft Carburetor
3-Speed Manual Transmission with Reverse
Semi-Elliptic Leaf Spring Suspension Front and Rear
2-Wheel Mechanical Brakes

*Large horsepower Brass Era car
*One of the brand names of its genre
*Offered from longer term Museum ownership
*Older restoration


THE LOZIER

The Lozier name is one that immediately conjures images of the swashbuckling era of Brass automobiles, chains thrashing, dust flying from huge capacity sporting automobiles, it sits in the immortal category alongside Simplex and others of its ilk.

Like many of these behemoths, the brand originated with an individual who had seen the potential of the automobile by being involved in some form of engineering or machinery manufacturing and chased that dream. In this case, that man was Henry Abraham Lozier, who like many, moved from making sewing machines and bicycle tubes to self-propelled vehicles. Indiana based originally, he moved to Plattsburgh, New York and first began building boat engines before focusing on automobiles from 1900 onwards. His genius was brief though, as he would die in 1903, leaving it to his son Harry to drive the business forward.

While some were interested in the mass market, Harry Lozier was always firmly directed towards the luxury and sporting genre. In 1910, one of his cars was entered in the first running of the Indianapolis 500 driven by Ralph Mulford, a driver who would become synonymous with the race. On the day he placed second behind the local favorite Marmon, but many felt victory had been his and questioned the timing and scoring of the race. They went one better winning the Elgin Cup that same year and in 1911 secured the Vanderbilt Cup. These successes filled the order books and so with capacity peaked out at his Plattsburgh factory, he was convinced to follow the industry to Detroit in 1910.

Results like this, a reputation for quality, and limited production which rarely exceeded 600 units in a calendar year put Lozier's name in the history books such that it still resonates strongly today, but the move to Detroit changed their fortunes. Harry was thrown out of the company in 1912 and the loss of chief designer Frederick C. Chandler in 1913 heralded the 'beginning of the end'. By 1915 the company folded.

The Model 77 is one of their renowned models dating from the final years of Lozier's production. Much like a Rolls-Royce, it featured a six-cylinder engine cast in two blocks of three, totaling more than 6 liters in displacement. This motor was coupled to a three-speed transmission, with final drive by shaft. It would have set its first owner back some $3,250 when new.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This majestic Lozier can trace a history back to the roots of its founder, being formerly owned by the grandson of Harry Lozier. In 2006 it went on display at the Champlain Valley Transportation Museum in Plattsburgh, New York where it has resided for over a decade as part of their exhibition appropriately dedicated to the marque in its original hometown.

Prior to its arrival in the collection, the car had received a thorough and sympathetic restoration ensuring that today it remains in very presentable order and is reported by its owners to run very smoothly.

With the similar mechanical specification to its European contemporaries such as Rolls-Royce Silver Ghosts and Napier 60hp cars, this would clearly make an eminently usable touring car for 'Brass and Gas' events, all the while carrying the talking point of the connection to its founder. All told, historians cite barely more than 30 examples of this famed brand that survive today, putting it in a very exclusive class.

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<b>1914 Lozier MODEL 77 FIVE PASSENGER TOURING CAR</b><br />Chassis no. 8215<br />Engine no. 8207
<b>1914 Lozier MODEL 77 FIVE PASSENGER TOURING CAR</b><br />Chassis no. 8215<br />Engine no. 8207
<b>1914 Lozier MODEL 77 FIVE PASSENGER TOURING CAR</b><br />Chassis no. 8215<br />Engine no. 8207
<b>1914 Lozier MODEL 77 FIVE PASSENGER TOURING CAR</b><br />Chassis no. 8215<br />Engine no. 8207
<b>1914 Lozier MODEL 77 FIVE PASSENGER TOURING CAR</b><br />Chassis no. 8215<br />Engine no. 8207
<b>1914 Lozier MODEL 77 FIVE PASSENGER TOURING CAR</b><br />Chassis no. 8215<br />Engine no. 8207
<b>1914 Lozier MODEL 77 FIVE PASSENGER TOURING CAR</b><br />Chassis no. 8215<br />Engine no. 8207
<b>1914 Lozier MODEL 77 FIVE PASSENGER TOURING CAR</b><br />Chassis no. 8215<br />Engine no. 8207
<b>1914 Lozier MODEL 77 FIVE PASSENGER TOURING CAR</b><br />Chassis no. 8215<br />Engine no. 8207
<b>1914 Lozier MODEL 77 FIVE PASSENGER TOURING CAR</b><br />Chassis no. 8215<br />Engine no. 8207
<b>1914 Lozier MODEL 77 FIVE PASSENGER TOURING CAR</b><br />Chassis no. 8215<br />Engine no. 8207
<b>1914 Lozier MODEL 77 FIVE PASSENGER TOURING CAR</b><br />Chassis no. 8215<br />Engine no. 8207
<b>1914 Lozier MODEL 77 FIVE PASSENGER TOURING CAR</b><br />Chassis no. 8215<br />Engine no. 8207
<b>1914 Lozier MODEL 77 FIVE PASSENGER TOURING CAR</b><br />Chassis no. 8215<br />Engine no. 8207
<b>1914 Lozier MODEL 77 FIVE PASSENGER TOURING CAR</b><br />Chassis no. 8215<br />Engine no. 8207
<b>1914 Lozier MODEL 77 FIVE PASSENGER TOURING CAR</b><br />Chassis no. 8215<br />Engine no. 8207
<b>1914 Lozier MODEL 77 FIVE PASSENGER TOURING CAR</b><br />Chassis no. 8215<br />Engine no. 8207
<b>1914 Lozier MODEL 77 FIVE PASSENGER TOURING CAR</b><br />Chassis no. 8215<br />Engine no. 8207
<b>1914 Lozier MODEL 77 FIVE PASSENGER TOURING CAR</b><br />Chassis no. 8215<br />Engine no. 8207
<b>1914 Lozier MODEL 77 FIVE PASSENGER TOURING CAR</b><br />Chassis no. 8215<br />Engine no. 8207
<b>1914 Lozier MODEL 77 FIVE PASSENGER TOURING CAR</b><br />Chassis no. 8215<br />Engine no. 8207
<b>1914 Lozier MODEL 77 FIVE PASSENGER TOURING CAR</b><br />Chassis no. 8215<br />Engine no. 8207
<b>1914 Lozier MODEL 77 FIVE PASSENGER TOURING CAR</b><br />Chassis no. 8215<br />Engine no. 8207
<b>1914 Lozier MODEL 77 FIVE PASSENGER TOURING CAR</b><br />Chassis no. 8215<br />Engine no. 8207
<b>1914 Lozier MODEL 77 FIVE PASSENGER TOURING CAR</b><br />Chassis no. 8215<br />Engine no. 8207
<b>1914 Lozier MODEL 77 FIVE PASSENGER TOURING CAR</b><br />Chassis no. 8215<br />Engine no. 8207
<b>1914 Lozier MODEL 77 FIVE PASSENGER TOURING CAR</b><br />Chassis no. 8215<br />Engine no. 8207
<b>1914 Lozier MODEL 77 FIVE PASSENGER TOURING CAR</b><br />Chassis no. 8215<br />Engine no. 8207
<b>1914 Lozier MODEL 77 FIVE PASSENGER TOURING CAR</b><br />Chassis no. 8215<br />Engine no. 8207
<b>1914 Lozier MODEL 77 FIVE PASSENGER TOURING CAR</b><br />Chassis no. 8215<br />Engine no. 8207
<b>1914 Lozier MODEL 77 FIVE PASSENGER TOURING CAR</b><br />Chassis no. 8215<br />Engine no. 8207
<b>1914 Lozier MODEL 77 FIVE PASSENGER TOURING CAR</b><br />Chassis no. 8215<br />Engine no. 8207
<b>1914 Lozier MODEL 77 FIVE PASSENGER TOURING CAR</b><br />Chassis no. 8215<br />Engine no. 8207
<b>1914 Lozier MODEL 77 FIVE PASSENGER TOURING CAR</b><br />Chassis no. 8215<br />Engine no. 8207
<b>1914 Lozier MODEL 77 FIVE PASSENGER TOURING CAR</b><br />Chassis no. 8215<br />Engine no. 8207
<b>1914 Lozier MODEL 77 FIVE PASSENGER TOURING CAR</b><br />Chassis no. 8215<br />Engine no. 8207
<b>1914 Lozier MODEL 77 FIVE PASSENGER TOURING CAR</b><br />Chassis no. 8215<br />Engine no. 8207
<b>1914 Lozier MODEL 77 FIVE PASSENGER TOURING CAR</b><br />Chassis no. 8215<br />Engine no. 8207
<b>1914 Lozier MODEL 77 FIVE PASSENGER TOURING CAR</b><br />Chassis no. 8215<br />Engine no. 8207
<b>1914 Lozier MODEL 77 FIVE PASSENGER TOURING CAR</b><br />Chassis no. 8215<br />Engine no. 8207
<b>1914 Lozier MODEL 77 FIVE PASSENGER TOURING CAR</b><br />Chassis no. 8215<br />Engine no. 8207
<b>1914 Lozier MODEL 77 FIVE PASSENGER TOURING CAR</b><br />Chassis no. 8215<br />Engine no. 8207
<b>1914 Lozier MODEL 77 FIVE PASSENGER TOURING CAR</b><br />Chassis no. 8215<br />Engine no. 8207
<b>1914 Lozier MODEL 77 FIVE PASSENGER TOURING CAR</b><br />Chassis no. 8215<br />Engine no. 8207
<b>1914 Lozier MODEL 77 FIVE PASSENGER TOURING CAR</b><br />Chassis no. 8215<br />Engine no. 8207
<b>1914 Lozier MODEL 77 FIVE PASSENGER TOURING CAR</b><br />Chassis no. 8215<br />Engine no. 8207
<b>1914 Lozier MODEL 77 FIVE PASSENGER TOURING CAR</b><br />Chassis no. 8215<br />Engine no. 8207
<b>1914 Lozier MODEL 77 FIVE PASSENGER TOURING CAR</b><br />Chassis no. 8215<br />Engine no. 8207
<b>1914 Lozier MODEL 77 FIVE PASSENGER TOURING CAR</b><br />Chassis no. 8215<br />Engine no. 8207
<b>1914 Lozier MODEL 77 FIVE PASSENGER TOURING CAR</b><br />Chassis no. 8215<br />Engine no. 8207
<b>1914 Lozier MODEL 77 FIVE PASSENGER TOURING CAR</b><br />Chassis no. 8215<br />Engine no. 8207
<b>1914 Lozier MODEL 77 FIVE PASSENGER TOURING CAR</b><br />Chassis no. 8215<br />Engine no. 8207
<b>1914 Lozier MODEL 77 FIVE PASSENGER TOURING CAR</b><br />Chassis no. 8215<br />Engine no. 8207
<b>1914 Lozier MODEL 77 FIVE PASSENGER TOURING CAR</b><br />Chassis no. 8215<br />Engine no. 8207
<b>1914 Lozier MODEL 77 FIVE PASSENGER TOURING CAR</b><br />Chassis no. 8215<br />Engine no. 8207
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