Bombardier B-7

1940 Bombardier B-7 Snowmobile

Offered by Bonhams | Amelia Island, Florida | May 20, 2021

Photo – Bonhams

Joseph-Armand Bombardier invented the snowmobile in the 1930s. This model was the first such creation. It was a hit, and the Bombardier business blossomed and would eventually produce trains, jets, and off-road vehicles.

The B-7 was the first snowmobile. It seated seven passengers, and this one is powered by a 3.6-liter Ford flathead V8 rated at 90 horsepower. It has tracks out back and skis up front. Twelve were sold in the first year – 1937. They moved more than 100 in 1939.

This one spent time on duty at a ski resort before it came to its current museum home. A restoration was performed at some point, and it’s now going under the hammer with an estimate of $30,000-$40,000. Click here for more info and here for more from this sale.

Update: Sold $67,200.