<b>1912 Locomobile Model 'M' Series I 48HP Roadster</b><br />Engine no. 5113

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Lot 246
1912 Locomobile Model 'M' Series I 48HP Roadster

Sold for US$ 291,000 inc. premium

Property from the Collection of Don C. Boulton

1912 Locomobile Model 'M' Series I 48HP Roadster
Engine no. 5113

524ci T-head Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
48bhp
4-Speed Manual Transmission
Front Semi-Elliptic Leaf Springs, Rear Elliptic Leaf Springs
Rear-Wheel Drum Brakes

*Offered from the Don C. Boulton Collection
*One of the finest American chassis and engines of its era
*Beautiful restoration by Tim Ohlendorf
*Numerous beautiful correct accessories
*Exhaustive restoration file


THE LOCOMOBILE "48"

The Locomobile Model 'M,' later rechristened the Model 48 for its taxable horsepower rating, was among the longest-lived American luxury automobiles and one of the few whose production spanned both the Brass and Classic Eras; it was introduced in 1911 and produced, with relatively few engineering changes, until the end of the company in 1929. Its massive T-head six-cylinder engine was distinguished by the use of numerous innovative special metals, for lightness and durability. It was favored by America's wealthiest and most important families.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Don C. Boulton's Model 'M' hails from the second series of production and was restored for the collection by Tim Ohlendorf of Ohlendorf Restorations in Beecher, Illinois, a well-known second-generation Brass car specialist, from a partially disassembled original car that had been owned by Mr. Boulton's friend, Wayne Leonard. Based on a photograph of an original Model 'M' roadster, built for a Philadelphia client, Art Bergstrom produced this beautiful two-seater body, using authentic period methods, on a correct rolling chassis and engine acquired in Wisconsin. The car boasts such handsome period details as both dual rear-mounted spares and a sporty "mother-in-law" seat and tool box on the running board.

The overall level of fit and finish is excellent, with a beautiful color scheme of grey with black moldings and burgundy striping, soft dove grey chassis and suspension, burgundy wheels, and tufted burgundy leather upholstery. The car is especially well-accessorized, including a Jones 100mph speedometer and clock; Locomobile-branded oil, temperature, amperage, and fuel gauges; and correct Locomobile-branded Solar lamps all around.

Set up for driving on tours, the car is fitted with an alternator, discreetly mounted under the body and run off the driveshaft, as well as an inline fuel filter and electric starter; the lights have all been converted to electric operation.

Accompanying the car is an original 1912-1914 Type R parts list; an original Locomobile instruction book; the photograph of the car that inspired its creation, as well as a letter from a descendant of its owner. In addition are an extensive file on the restoration, including receipts from Ohlendorf Restorations and numerous detailed pictures.

Outside of the infamous 'Old 16,' there is likely no more sporting Locomobile extant.

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  • Please note, this vehicle is titled under chassis no. 5113LOCOMOBILE
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<b>1912 Locomobile Model 'M' Series I 48HP Roadster</b><br />Engine no. 5113
<b>1912 Locomobile Model 'M' Series I 48HP Roadster</b><br />Engine no. 5113
<b>1912 Locomobile Model 'M' Series I 48HP Roadster</b><br />Engine no. 5113
<b>1912 Locomobile Model 'M' Series I 48HP Roadster</b><br />Engine no. 5113
<b>1912 Locomobile Model 'M' Series I 48HP Roadster</b><br />Engine no. 5113
<b>1912 Locomobile Model 'M' Series I 48HP Roadster</b><br />Engine no. 5113
<b>1912 Locomobile Model 'M' Series I 48HP Roadster</b><br />Engine no. 5113
<b>1912 Locomobile Model 'M' Series I 48HP Roadster</b><br />Engine no. 5113
<b>1912 Locomobile Model 'M' Series I 48HP Roadster</b><br />Engine no. 5113
<b>1912 Locomobile Model 'M' Series I 48HP Roadster</b><br />Engine no. 5113
<b>1912 Locomobile Model 'M' Series I 48HP Roadster</b><br />Engine no. 5113
<b>1912 Locomobile Model 'M' Series I 48HP Roadster</b><br />Engine no. 5113
<b>1912 Locomobile Model 'M' Series I 48HP Roadster</b><br />Engine no. 5113
<b>1912 Locomobile Model 'M' Series I 48HP Roadster</b><br />Engine no. 5113
<b>1912 Locomobile Model 'M' Series I 48HP Roadster</b><br />Engine no. 5113
<b>1912 Locomobile Model 'M' Series I 48HP Roadster</b><br />Engine no. 5113
<b>1912 Locomobile Model 'M' Series I 48HP Roadster</b><br />Engine no. 5113
<b>1912 Locomobile Model 'M' Series I 48HP Roadster</b><br />Engine no. 5113
<b>1912 Locomobile Model 'M' Series I 48HP Roadster</b><br />Engine no. 5113
<b>1912 Locomobile Model 'M' Series I 48HP Roadster</b><br />Engine no. 5113
<b>1912 Locomobile Model 'M' Series I 48HP Roadster</b><br />Engine no. 5113
<b>1912 Locomobile Model 'M' Series I 48HP Roadster</b><br />Engine no. 5113
<b>1912 Locomobile Model 'M' Series I 48HP Roadster</b><br />Engine no. 5113
<b>1912 Locomobile Model 'M' Series I 48HP Roadster</b><br />Engine no. 5113
<b>1912 Locomobile Model 'M' Series I 48HP Roadster</b><br />Engine no. 5113
<b>1912 Locomobile Model 'M' Series I 48HP Roadster</b><br />Engine no. 5113
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