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Lot 235: 1922 Mathis 8/20 CV 2 Seat Saloon

Sports, Touring, Historic Road and Racing Cars, Coys (30 April 2006)

Emile Mathis was a leading car dealer in Strasbourg, handling Fiat, De Dietrich and Panhard-Levassor, among other makes. The first car marketed under his own name was the Herms (or Herms- Simplex) designed for him by the young Bugatti and built at Grafenstaden. The first true Mathis appeared in 1913, in the guise of the 951cc (soon enlarged to 1029cc) Babylette. Other pre-1914 Mathis included the Baby, built in 1327cc and 1406cc models, plus two sv models of 1850cc and 3453cc and a 4.4-litre Mathis-Knight. The famous London store Harrods sold the Babylette under its own name. Post-war; with Alsace now in France, the small Mathis cars were built at a prodigious rate, and the marque soon became the fourth biggest manufacturer in France.Dating from 1920, this petite two seater coupe is described by the vendor as being in good overall condition. Power is provided by a four cylinder side valve 750cc engine via a 4 speed gearbox, a standard feature on all Mathis vehicles. Finished in dark green and with black wings, this pretty little car is an original UK delivered vehicle in right hand drive. Access to the red interior is by a single door on the passenger side with sliding side windows and side mounted spare wheel. MW 224 is supplied with registration documents and was part of an important Swiss collection. This delightful two seater offers practical pre-war motoring at a sensible price.

Lot Details
Auction Sports, Touring, Historic Road and Racing Cars
Coys, Donington Park Grand Prix Circuit
TypeCar
Lot Number235
Estimate£5000-£6000
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£6235
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1922
Condition rating
Registration numberMW 224
Mileage-
Chassis number15973
Engine number
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors