1920 Locomobile 48 Sportif

Last updated on February 2, 2022

Today’s car is a 1920 Locomobile Model 48, Series 7, Sportif. I saw this car at Annual Horseless Carriage Show in Arcadia, CA. This car was featured in the 1992 movie Chaplin. It is finished in Black with a Black interior and Black convertible top, It is powered by a 525 cu in, T-head Inline 6-cylinder engine with Single barrel Ball and Ball updraft carburetor, producing 95 hp and has a 4-Speed manual transmission. Delivering that power to the Buffalo wire wheels through 3.2 to 1 gear ratio. Slowing it down are rear mechanical drum brakes.  The front suspension a solid axle with semi-elliptical leaf springs and in the rear is a live axle with three-quarter elliptical leaf springs. Locomobile’s were produced in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The model 48 was produced from 1911 through 1924 with total number of 1920.

This is not the usual car you would see at a general car show or a Cars and Coffee events. But, why not? What a great way to share and enjoy your rides! Thanks for riding along. Frank