Offered by Osenat | Fontainebleau, France | March 20, 2016
Photo – Osenat
Mors was a French automobile marque and one of the first major manufacturers, having been founded in 1895. Their first automobile race occurred in 1897 and they were one of France’s premier, early automobile companies.
Émile Mors expanded his company after the turn of the century, opening an American arm. But like a fair number of early automotive giants, the years took their toll and Mors was gone by 1925.
This Type RX Torpedo is a decent-sized touring car. It’s powered by a 12/15 horsepower four-cylinder engine. Mors are fairly rare today and this one looks pretty nice. It’s been with its current owner for almost 30 years and should sell for between $16,300-$21,700. Click here for more info and here for more from Osenat.
Offered by Bonhams | Staplehurst, U.K. | June 14, 2014
Photo – Bonhams
Emile Mors was a car guy. Why do I say that? Because he was one of the first people to see the benefit of auto racing and how it could both promote and innovate his business. He started his automobile company in 1895 and went racing in 1897. Veteran cars – those manufactured prior to 1905 – don’t come better than the one you see here.
And that’s because it’s a big-engined, big-powered car from a time when little one and two-cylinder runabouts ruled the sales landscape.The 24HP model was the largest Mors offered in 1904 and it uses a 5.5-liter four-cylinder engine. This particular car can seat up to seven people in the large, luxurious convertible body.
This car has known history since 1938 when it first entered the collector car arena. It has been owned by only two families since, and Michael Banfield acquired it in 1975. This car is offered from his collection – as is this entire sale. It is unmistakably the highlight of the collection, with its fresh (as of 2004) paint and refurbishment. It is expected to sell for between $840,000-$1,000,000. Click here for more info and here for more from this interesting sale.
Bonhams’ sale held in Paris (in conjunction with the giant Rétromobile-fest also going down in that city) was a fascinating sale with a lot of interesting cars. Let’s get to it: the top sale was this 1929 Bentley 6.5-Litre Speed Six Tourer for $1,110,000. (Top sale that is, unless they later post that the Grand Prix Bugatti actually did sell).