1929→1937 Minerva AL


1929→1937 Minerva AL

1929→1937 Minerva AL

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
type Limited Production Car
production years 1929 – 1937
built at Belgium
production 50
engine Inline-8
position Front, Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
valvetrain Sleeve Valves
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
transmission 4-Speed Manual

 

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