2023 |Estate of Mark Smith Auction
1925 Locomobile Model 48 Sedan
Coachwork by Charles Schutte Body Co.
$50,000 - $70,000| Without Reserve
Lovely Example from America’s Early Luxury Automobile Manufacturer
Distinctive and Sporting Body by Charles Schutte
Locomobile’s Long-Standing Signature Model from 1911–1927
429 CID L-Head Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
Single Updraft Carburetor
4-Speed Manual Gearbox
4-Wheel Mechanical Drum Brakes
Front and Rear Live Axles with Leaf Springs
Established in Watertown, Massachusetts, Locomobile was the early motoring choice for many of America’s elite enthusiasts. Renowned for its fast and luxurious automobiles, Locomobile’s reputation was heightened by victory in the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup – the first for an American marque. The mighty six-cylinder Model 48, introduced in 1911, went on to be a Locomobile mainstay through 1927.
This lovely Model 48 carries exceedingly rare and quite sporting coachwork built by the Charles Schutte Body Company of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. A rare Locomobile survivor with interesting coachwork, this Model 48 is a well-preserved and attractive example. While not currently in running condition, it will certainly serve as a fine candidate for mechanical recommissioning or full restoration.
*Please note that this Lot, like all vehicles in this Auction, has been in long-term static storage and may not be currently operational. It will require mechanical attention prior to any road use.
Gooding & Company presents and conducts the Estate of Mark Smith Auction under the authority of John J. Rendemonti, Executor of the Estate of Mark J. Smith, duly appointed by the Circuit Court of the State of New Hampshire, Probate Division, Case Number 312-2022-ET-00072. The Estate has compiled available title and/or registration paperwork for the Vehicles offered in the Auction and will provide such paperwork to the Buyer if it is available. However, as set forth more fully in the Conditions of Sale, neither the Estate nor Gooding makes any representation or warranty with respect to any existing certificate of title or registration with regard to any Lot in the Auction. Any Lot may be sold on a Bill of Sale. By participating in this Auction, all bidders and buyers recognize that Estate and Gooding have expressly disclaimed all such warranties concerning the availability or sufficiency of any title or registration documentation.