1922 Amilcar Type 4C Skiff  Chassis no. 7482 Engine no. 7482
Lot 574
1922 Amilcar Type 4C Skiff
Chassis no. 7482 Engine no. 7482
€25,000 - 35,000
US$ 27,000 - 37,000

Lot Details
1922 Amilcar Type 4C Skiff  Chassis no. 7482 Engine no. 7482 1922 Amilcar Type 4C Skiff  Chassis no. 7482 Engine no. 7482
1922 Amilcar Type 4C Skiff
Chassis no. 7482
Engine no. 7482
« Bien que la première Amilcar ait été une voiturette extrêmement simple, elle offrait un si bon comportement et une si bonne tenue de route que la jeune clientèle persuada la direction de la firme de créer un nouveau véhicule dérivé de l’original, mais destiné à un usage plus sportif … » Pierre Chan, Classic Cars, décembre 1974.

Conservée en excellent état général, cette Amilcar Type 4C à conduite à droite fut achetée il y environ 34 ans par un éminent collectionneur européen à son précédent propriétaire, un certain M. H. E. Viëtor de Wassenaar aux Pays-Bas. Nous savons que la voiture était en état de marche au moment où elle a été stockée. Une des plus anciennes de cette série, elle est habillée d’une carrosserie trois places en bois réplique de skiff style Labourdette. Les ailes sont élargies, la roue de secours est positionnée dans le marchepied droit et le capot est aluminium naturel. Elle est dotée de phares électriques Marchal et de petits feux de position placés au-dessous. Offerte avec l’ancien certificat de vente (1978), cet élégant exemple de la production d’une séduisante marque sportive française promet pour un prix abordable les joies de la conduite « vintage » avec la garantie d’un soutien efficace de la part des clubs de la marque.

1922 Amilcar Type 4C Skiff
Chassis no. 7482
Engine no. 7482

‘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 Viëtor, 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.
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