<b>1913 Locomobile Model 38 Five Passenger Tourer  </b><br />Chassis no. 6241

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Lot 335
1913 Locomobile Model 38 Five Passenger Tourer

US$ 240,000 - 260,000
£ 170,000 - 190,000
Amended
1913 Locomobile Model 38 Five Passenger Tourer
Chassis no. 6241

425ci Six Cylinder "T-Head" Engine
Single Updraft Carburetor
50hp Aprox.
4-Speed Transmission
Front Semi-Elliptic Leaf Springs, Rear Semi-Elliptic Leaf Springs
Rear-Wheel Brakes

*Highly authentic example of an extremely rare Locomobile
*Desirable five passenger coachwork
*One of the highest quality cars made at the time
*AACA National First Prize winner


THELOCOMOBILE

Few would argue the greatest pre-World War I automobile in existence is the 1907 Locomobile "Old Sixteen." This 120hp Loco was the first American car to be victorious in the Vanderbilt Cup race in Long Island, besting a field of the finest factory cars from around the globe. Old Sixteen survives to this day in its original condition and is the rolling epitome of the heroic era of motor racing.

Even without this racing success, Locomobile would still have been regarded as one of the finest cars of the period, made to uncompromising standards of quality and without concern for cost. Locomobile's most famous feature that exemplified the quality of its construction was its solid bronze crankcase.

Locomobile originally rose to prominence producing steam cars to the Stanley brothers' design. These small carriages were the best selling American automobiles of the time. Recognizing that the future would not be paved with steam, Locomobile hired the brilliant designer Andrew Riker to design a new line of gasoline automobiles. A new factory was established in Bridgeport, Connecticut and 1905 saw the first Gasolene (Locomobile's literature used this spelling) range introduced.

Riker's designs were heavily influenced by the European manufacturers of the day. These new gas Locomobiles were designed with performance and speed in mind, taking from Europe the Panhard system of the engine up front, transmission in the middle, and the drive at the rear wheels. Powering these cars was a lovely T-head four-cylinder motor. The T-head engine offered excellent flow characteristics and allowed the builder to use very large valves. All of these early models drove the power through dual chain drive rear ends. By 1908, a new, more advanced mid size offering was needed to fill out the line. This need was answered with the Model 30. By 1911 the high end American consumer was demanding a six cylinder automobile. Locomobile would respond with the superb 48 and 38 models. The 48 was so advanced it would remain in production well into the 1920s!

Made to the same quality standard just in a more nimble package the 38 was a less common but superb automobile. With a great power to weight ratio and more livable scale it is a sought after car for brass touring.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This wonderful model 38 is one of just a handful surviving pre World War I examples. It is fitted with handsome and finely proportioned coachwork that gives the 38 a striking and sporty appearance. The car is lavished with the special details and equipment one would expect on a car of this quality - just one glance at the dash reminds you this was not a mid-priced automobile.

This Locomobile was a long-time part of the Douglas Magee Connecticut Car, Family Collection. In recent years it was the go-to tour car for the younger brother Bill Magee. The car starts easily and runs strong and cool. It was last toured on a 635 mile "brass and gas" tour in 2017.

The car is highly original but has a few tour friendly additions including a 12-volt electric starting system, LED turn signals and an electric pump in addition to a good set of BF Goodrich 36x4½ tires all around with dual, mounted rear spares.

Though an older restoration, it presents well. The majority of the work was done to the highest standard in the mid-1960s, so it has aged to a mellow even appearance. With a fresh brass polish, one would have few hesitations about showing the car as is.

This is a great example of a seldom seen model from one of America's finest manufacturers.

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<b>1913 Locomobile Model 38 Five Passenger Tourer  </b><br />Chassis no. 6241
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