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LaFayette Model 134 Seaman (1924)

Coupe By Seaman Body Corporation

EUR 83,135JPY 10,327,844BGN 162,595CZK 2,179,214DKK 618,648GBP 74,000HUF 30,121,422PLN 373,334RON 405,166SEK 845,673CHF 90,002ISK 13,218,443NOK 878,154HRK 628,308RUB 7,564,391TRY 775,532AUD 134,529BRL 532,238CAD 128,834CNY 651,960HKD 768,199IDR 1,402,380,338ILS 328,857INR 7,340,933KRW 109,575,071MXN 1,990,265MYR 403,345NZD 141,329PHP 4,769,863SGD 132,642THB 3,005,159ZAR 1,518,516

Offered for: GBP 74,000

  • LaFayette Model 134 Seaman
  • LaFayette Model 134 Seaman
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Request for LaFayette Model 134 Seaman (1924) | Vehicle-ID: 202048

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  • Description
  • Condition
  • Make LaFayette
  • Model Model 134
  • Model name Model 134 Seaman
  • Series n.a.
  • Year of manufacture 1924
  • Chassis number 2978
  • Gearbox number n.a.
  • Report n.a.
  • Condition category n.a.
  • Mileage (read) n.a.
  • Previous owners n.a.
  • First registration n.a.
  • Engine number n.a.
  • Matching numbers n.a.

Technical details

  • Body style Saloon
  • Power (kw/hp) 74/100
  • Cubic capacity (ccm) 5,703
  • Cylinders 8
  • Doors 4
  • Steering Left (LHD)
  • Transmission Manual
  • Gears 3
  • Drive n.a.
  • Front Brake n.a.
  • Rear Brake n.a.
  • Fuel Petrol

Individual configuration

  • Exterior colour Others
  • Manufacturer colour name -
  • Sunroof No
  • Folding roof No
  • Power Assisted Steering No
  • Central locking No
  • Electric windows No
  • Interior colour Others
  • Interior material Others
  • Electric heated seats No
  • Air conditioning No
  • ABS No
  • Airbag No
  • Cruise control No

Vintage and Prestige are proud to offer 1924 LaFayette Model 134 Coupe By Seaman Body Corporation For Sale.
UK Registration No: BF 4896
French Registration No: AX 448 PH
Chassis No: 2978
- Supplied new to the proprietor of a steam locomotive company in North Georgia and purchased from his son by the vendor

- Extensively restored to as near original specification as possible at a cost of circa $200,000

- A rival to the likes of the Rolls-Royce Springfield Silver Ghost and priced accordingly when new

- 1 of just 441 Model 134 cars made during 1924 of all bodystyles

- Fiva Card
- Only 2 owners from new
Founded during 1919 and based in Mars Hill, Indiana, the LaFayette Motors Company boasted the technical expertise of none other than D'Orsay McCall White. An expat Glaswegian, McCall White served as chief engineer to the Daimler Motor Car Company, D. Napier & Son (where he designed a Land Speed Record car) and Crossley Motors before emigrating to the USA.
Personally responsible for devising Cadillac's first V8 engine, the Type 51, he later became the company's vice president and was one of three people entrusted with developing the V12 Liberty aircraft engine during World War One. Drawing upon his aeronautical experience, the 348ci (5.7 litre) V8 engine that McCall White created for the LaFayette Model 134 featured a hollow case crankshaft weighing just 30.5lbs, air-pressurised fuel delivery system, internally driven accessories using Morse type chains, twin crankshaft-driven back-to-back water pumps, manifolding routed through the cylinder block and a dual exhaust system to the rear of the car which resulted in low back pressure.
Fed by a multi-jet carburettor, the sophisticated powerplant developed 100bhp @ 2,750rpm and was allied to three-speed manual transmission. Based around a substantial ladder frame chassis equipped with all-round semi-elliptic leaf-sprung suspension, worm and sector steering, fully floating back axle and rear wheel brakes.The Model 134 also incorporated thermostatically controlled radiator shutters.
Relocating to Milwaukee, Wisconsin when Charles Nash of Nash Motors acquired control in 1923, LaFayette nevertheless ceased production the following year. Available in Touring, Sedan, Coupe, Torpedo, Roadster and Limousine guises, a mere 2,267 Model 134 cars were produced. Competition amid luxury car makers during the 1920s was particularly fierce.
For all its engineering excellence LaFayette struggled to poach customers from established giants such as Cadillac and Packard especially as the Model 134 was more expensive than the former's offerings and on a par price wise with the latter's; the Four-Door Coupe model costing a princely $4,300 in 1924. The survival rate for LaFayette Model 134 cars has been estimated at just one percent.
Finished in Dark Green over Black with Red pinstriping and Grey cloth upholstery, this particular Milwaukee-built example - chassis 2978 - wears Four-Door Coupe coachwork by the Seaman Body Corporation (number 31178).
One of a pair of Model 134 cars supplied new to North Georgian steam locomotive manufacturer James Bulan Glover (the other being a Torpedo), it remained in his family 2001.
Dry stored in a basement for the previous seventy years, the LaFayette was complete but in need of a full restoration. Displayed `as found' at the Nash Car Club of America's 2002 Grand Nashional meeting, it caused an understandable stir. The vendor estimates that acquiring and refurbishing the Model 134 has cost him some $200,000. Rewired, repainted, retrimmed and treated to a thorough mechanical overhaul, the work took NCCA member Ben Bliss over three years to complete.
Undeniably handsome, the Four-Door Coupe body sports a distinctive, prism-like windscreen, LaFayette calormeter, integral luggage trunk, LaFayette Motors Corporation Milwaukee hubcaps and twin rear-mounted spare wheels.
To the interior, the well-stocked dashboard is complimented by a wooden steering wheel, wooden window frames, nickel-silver door furniture and blinds to the rear windows.
Sparingly used since its completion save for a few rally outings, chassis 2978 is quite possibly the finest Model 134 in existence. Offered for sale with French Certificat d'Immatriculation (Carte Grise), UK V5C Registration Document, FIVA Identity Card, bill of sale from Mr Glover's son (a distant relative of Teddy Roosevelt) and a huge history file.
In our showroom and ready for viewing.
Office 01375 379719
Richard Biddulph 07967 260673

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