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1907 Locomobile Model E

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Year: 1907

Make: Locomobile

Model: Model E

Style: 5-Passenger Touring

Serial No: 1402

Color: Red/Black

Engine Size

Engine Cylinders: I-4

Engine BHP: 20 BHP

Transmission

Highlights

- Locomobile in business from 1900 to 1929.

- Built in Watertown, Massachusetts; Model E launched their reputation as premier builder of gas automobiles.

- Features cast bronze crankcase.

- Once owned and restored by Bill Harrah 

 

Provenance

Acquired from the Don & Lynette Short collection in Port Townsend, WA in May 2011.

 

Once owned and restored by Bill Harrah. 

 

References

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Description

The Locomobile Company of America was founded in 1899 when John B. Walker bought the plans for a steam powered car from the Stanley brothers, Francis and Freeland, for $250,000. They produced small steam-powered cars until 1902 when they sold the rights back to the Stanley brothers for $20,000. From that time on, the Locomobile Company concentrated on building internal-combustion powered luxury cars until its demise in 1929. The Locomobile design was heavily based on the German-built Mercedes and the French-built Panhard. The Model E was a major breakthrough for Locomobile, becoming one of the most advanced cars made in America. It was powered by a inline 4 that produced 20 horsepower. This refinement came at a price of over $3,000. There were 627 of these beauties built in 1907.