1910  E.M.F Model 30 Tourer  Chassis no. To be confirmed

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Lot 205
1910 E.M.F Model 30 Tourer

Sold for € 12,650 (US$ 14,131) inc. premium
1910 E.M.F Model 30 Tourer
Chassis no. To be confirmed
•Rarely encountered American make
•One of only a handful surviving
•Registered in the Republic of Ireland


Footnotes

  • Edwardian cars of this quality and size are infrequently offered for sale, and the EMF Register in the USA lists only some ten or so survivors. Established in 1908, EMF took its name from its founders' initials - 'E' being Detroit coachbuilder Barney Everitt, 'M' being William Metzger, lately sales manager of Cadilac, and 'F' being Walter Flanders, at one time Henry Ford's production manager. EMF chose not to contest the low-price market with Henry Ford, opting instead for a well-finished medium-priced car. Introduced in 1908, the latter was a 30hp four with three-speed sliding-gear rear transaxle built on a sturdy pressed-steel chassis frame. Splits in the partnership and litigation with wagon builder turned automobile manufacturer Studebaker, which had concluded a distribution agreement with EMF, eventually led to a Studebaker take-over in 1910. This resulted in the formation of the Studebaker Corporation and from then onwards all EMFs were badged as Studebakers.

    This particular EMF has formed part of an extensive private collection in Ireland for many years having been purchased at an auction in the early 1990s, at which time it was in complete but un-restored condition. The car was subsequently repainted and the convertible hood renewed. Finished in blue/black with black leather upholstery, the car is described by the vendor as in generally very good/excellent condition with exception of the original interior, which requires refurbishment. Offered with Republic of Ireland registration papers.

    EMF modèle 30 tourer 1910
    Châssis n° A confirmer

    •Marque américaine rarement vue
    •Seulement une poignée de survivantes
    •Immatriculée en république d'Irlande

    Les voitures de l'ère édouardienne de cette qualité et de cette taille ne se voient pas souvent dans les ventes et l'EMF Register aux États-Unis ne compte qu'une dizaine de survivantes. Fondée en 1908, EMF devait son nom aux initiales de ses fondateurs – E le carrossier de Detroit Barney Everitt, M pour William Metzger, qui allait devenir directeur des ventes chez Cadillac, et F pour Walter Flanders, qui fut un temps directeur de production chez Ford. EMF choisit de ne pas affronter Henry Ford sur le marché des voitures à bas coût, optant au contraire pour une voiture moyenne de bonne qualité à un prix raisonnable. Présentée en 1908, celle-ci était une quatre cylindres 30 ch avec transmission à trois rapports transaxle, construite sur un robuste châssis embouti. Des désaccords dans le partenariat et des litiges avec le fournisseur des carrosseries amenèrent le constructeur automobile Studebaker, qui avait conclu un accord pour la distribution des EMF, à prendre finalement le contrôle en 1910. Ce qui donna lieu à la création de la Studebaker Corporation et à partir de cette date toutes les EMF reçurent l'écusson Studebaker.

    Cette EMF, achetée dans une vente aux enchères au début des années 1990, a fait partie pendant de nombreuses années d'une importante collection privée en Irlande, époque à laquelle elle était complète et non restaurée. La voiture fut plus tard repeinte et la capote rénovée. Avec une peinture deux tons bleu/noir et une sellerie en cuir noir, la voiture est décrite par le vendeur comme étant en très bon état général, à l'exception de l'intérieur d'origine qui demanderait une réfection. Vendue avec ses papiers d'immatriculation irlandaise.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note this car is a Flanders 20 by EMF and not an EMF 30 as catalogued. Please note that the chassis number of this lot is 64723. Veuillez noter que cette voiture est une Flanders 20 par EMF et non une EMF 30 comme mentionné au catalogue. Veuillez noter que le numéro de châssis de ce lot est 64723.
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1910  E.M.F Model 30 Tourer  Chassis no. To be confirmed
1910  E.M.F Model 30 Tourer  Chassis no. To be confirmed
1910  E.M.F Model 30 Tourer  Chassis no. To be confirmed
1910  E.M.F Model 30 Tourer  Chassis no. To be confirmed
1910  E.M.F Model 30 Tourer  Chassis no. To be confirmed
1910  E.M.F Model 30 Tourer  Chassis no. To be confirmed
1910  E.M.F Model 30 Tourer  Chassis no. To be confirmed
1910  E.M.F Model 30 Tourer  Chassis no. To be confirmed
1910  E.M.F Model 30 Tourer  Chassis no. To be confirmed
1910  E.M.F Model 30 Tourer  Chassis no. To be confirmed
1910  E.M.F Model 30 Tourer  Chassis no. To be confirmed
1910  E.M.F Model 30 Tourer  Chassis no. To be confirmed
1910  E.M.F Model 30 Tourer  Chassis no. To be confirmed
1910  E.M.F Model 30 Tourer  Chassis no. To be confirmed
1910  E.M.F Model 30 Tourer  Chassis no. To be confirmed
1910  E.M.F Model 30 Tourer  Chassis no. To be confirmed
1910  E.M.F Model 30 Tourer  Chassis no. To be confirmed
1910  E.M.F Model 30 Tourer  Chassis no. To be confirmed
1910  E.M.F Model 30 Tourer  Chassis no. To be confirmed
1910  E.M.F Model 30 Tourer  Chassis no. To be confirmed
1910  E.M.F Model 30 Tourer  Chassis no. To be confirmed
1910  E.M.F Model 30 Tourer  Chassis no. To be confirmed
1910  E.M.F Model 30 Tourer  Chassis no. To be confirmed
1910  E.M.F Model 30 Tourer  Chassis no. To be confirmed
1910  E.M.F Model 30 Tourer  Chassis no. To be confirmed
1910  E.M.F Model 30 Tourer  Chassis no. To be confirmed
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