1925 Locomobile Model 48
Custom Body by Derham
This one of a kind 1925 Locomobile was custom built for Mr. Edward T Stotesbury, who was JP Morgan’s, business partner. Mr Stotesbury ordered this Model 48 Locomobile in the fall of 1924 with a special ordered fully transformable convertible sedan body by Derham, the top can be lowered and all of the windows disappear to give the car the look of a Phaeton. Upon delivery, Mr. Stotesbury had the car shipped to New York, where the car was re-styled with new fenders, custom appointments, a Rolls Royce style hood, and radiator. He felt that in his position as the managing director of the largest bank in America, it was not proper for him to be seen in a foreign automobile. The Locomobile was then shipped to his Mansion, named “Whitemarsh Hall”, in Philadelphia, which was the most lavish American Palace, ever constructed. Henry Ford was quoted as saying “It is a great experience to see how the rich live” after he visited the mansion. This car you see before you was the Stotesbury’s personal automobile.