Locomobile was a highly respected US automaker known for their exceptional quality, speed, and engineering. Their Model 48, introduced in 1911, featured a powerful 7.0-liter, six-cylinder engine. Referred to as the American Mercedes, Locomobiles were sought after by prominent buyers like Wrigley, Carnegie, and the Vanderbilts. The luxurious vehicles boasted custom coachbuilt bodies.
Despite high prices, Locomobile focused on quality, assembling only four cars per day. However, the company faced financial struggles during the early 1920s depression, attempted unsuccessful mergers, and was eventually acquired by Durant in 1922. Limited production continued until 1929.