1908 Locomobile

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  • Owner: Richard C. Paine, Jr. Automobile Charitable Trust
  • Manufacturer: Locomobile Company of America (Watertown, MA & Bridgeport, CT, 1899-1932)
  • Model: Type-L
  • Bodystyle: Runabout
  • Cost New: $4750
  • Engine: F our-cylinder, 471 cubic inch water-cooled inline
  • Transmission: Four speed sliding gear with reverse, double chain drive
  • Wheelbase: 123
  • Brakes: Mechanical on rear wheels, external band hand brake
  • Suspension: Live axles with semi-elliptical leaf springs
  • Special features: Mother-in-Law seat
  • Additional info: In 1908 George Robertson piloted a special Locomobile, known today as “Old 16”, to an epic victory in the Vanderbilt Cup Race, on Long Island, NY, which still stirs the imaginations of racing enthusiasts. It was the first victory for an American-built car against more experienced European competition.