1929→1937 Minerva AL
|submitted by||Richard Owen|
|type||Limited Production Car|
|production years||1929 – 1937|
|fuel feed||Zenith Type 42DUa Updraft Carburetors|
|displacement||6600 cc / 402.76 in³|
|power||93.2 kw / 125 bhp|
|specific output||18.94 bhp per litre|
|front brakes||Mechanical Drums|
|rear brakes||Mechanical Drums|
|f suspension||Semi-Elliptical Leaf-Springs, Friction-Plate Shock Absorbers|
|r suspension||Semi-Elliptical Leaf-Springs, Friction-Plate Shock Absorbers|
Auction Sales History
1931 Minerva AL Rollston Convertible Sedan 80105 – sold for $660,000 A one-off design by Rollston on the ultimate Belgian Classic chassis. One of fewer than a dozen known Minerva ALs. Formerly owned by D. Cameron Peck and Gerald Rolph. Immaculate, highly detailed restoration by Steve Babinsky. A masterpiece of the American coachbuilder’s art.
Auction Source: Arizona 2015 by RM Auctions
1930 Minerva AL Van Den Plas Three-Position Cabriolet 80139 – did not sell for $1,150,000 The Finest Model of the Marque. Exceedingly Rare, Matching- Numbers, Original-Bodied Example. One of Just 50 Built and 8 Thought to Remain. Recent and Exacting Restoration by Alan Taylor Company, Inc. Amelia Island and Pebble Beach Class Winner. Best of Show Winner at Numerous Concours Throughout the US. Ideal International Event Entrant. An Important, Highly Regarded, and Desirable Minerva. Perhaps the Finest Minerva Extant.
Auction Source: The Amelia Island Auction by Gooding & Company
1931 Minerva AL Convertible Sedan by The Rollston Company 80105 – sold for $660,000 A pioneering example of streamlined automotive design. The only known Minerva AL chassis with American coachwork. Purchased new by noted socialite Henry Walker Bagley. Formerly owned by D. Cameron Peck and Gerald Rolph. Award-winning concours restoration.
Auction Source: RM’s Art of the Automobile