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Lot 574: Amilcar Type 4C Skiff

Grand Palais Sale, Bonhams (7 February 2013)

Although the early Amilcar was extremely simple it had such handling and good roadholding that the young clientele persuaded the firm's directors to create a new vehicle derived from the original but suitable for more sporting use...' - Pierre Chan, Classic Cars, December 1974. Preserved in generally very good condition, this right-hand drive Amilcar Type 4C was acquired approximately 34 years ago by a prominent European private collection from its previous owner, a Mr H E Vi�tor, of Wassenaar in the Netherlands. We are advised that the car was in running order at the time it was placed in storage. An early specimen, it carries wooden three-seater skiff coachwork with vee windscreen, believed to be a replica in the style of Labourdette. The wings are flared, with the spare wheel mounted on the right-hand running board, and the bonnet is in unpainted aluminium. There are Marchal electric headlamps with small parking lamps mounted underneath in the Continental fashion of the period. Offered with old purchase receipt (1978), this stylish example of a charismatic French marque represents the prospect of affordable Vintage-style motoring and is well supported by active owners' clubs.

Lot Details
Auction Grand Palais Sale
Bonhams, Paris, France
TypeCar
Lot Number574
Estimate€25000-€35000
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1922
Condition rating2
Registration number
Mileage-
Chassis number7482
Engine number7482
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors