1928 B.N.C. Type 527 1,100cc Sports Two Seater  Chassis no. 27130 Engine no. 2931-DS

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1928 B.N.C. Type 527 1,100cc Sports Two Seater
Chassis no. 27130 Engine no. 2931-DS

€ 75,000 - 80,000
US$ 83,000 - 89,000
1928 B.N.C. Type 527 1,100cc Sports Two Seater
Chassis no. 27130
Engine no. 2931-DS
In 1923, alongside other French manufacturers such as Amilcar, Senechal or Salmson, Bollack-Netter et Cie (of Levallois) set out to produce cars that would enable their owners to enjoy both normal touring or competitive racing. BNC soon distinguished itself in competitions, with victories in the Tour de France within its category, in the 12 Hours of Madrid, in the Paris-Nice rally, as well as a seventh place in the 1928 edition of the Le Mans 24 Hours race in the 1110 cm3 category. That was the year the marque launched the new 527 chassis, of which we are presenting an example in its most elaborate version.

The model shown here features racing blue livery, enhanced by its original mellowed red leather upholstery and an aluminium dashboard, on which a commemorative plaque awarded by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest serves as a reminder of the performances of the Monza model when it took part in the Le Mans 24 Hours. This sporting two-seater is also equipped with a fold-flat windscreen, a radiator calorimeter, cycle-type wings and wire spoke wheels. It has belonged to the current owner for 8 years. Its bodywork has been completely recrafted in aluminium, which makes it considerably lighter, more responsive and remarkably agile. The future owner will also be supplied with the original steel bodywork. The assembly and the segmentation have been redone and the oil pump is recent. This car has taken part in many events (Grand Prix de Tours, Vigean, Mas du Clos) and also raced in the first Le Mans Classic in 2002. It has already received confirmation of its registration for this year’s edition, which will enable the future owner to inaugurate this competitive two-seater on the most famous of the European circuits.


En 1923, aux côtés d'autres constructeurs français comme Amilcar, Senechal ou Salmson, Bollack-Netter et Cie (Levallois) entreprend de produire des voitures pouvant aussi bien permettre à leur propriétaire de rouler sur route que de disputer des courses sur circuits. BNC ne tarde pas à s’illustrer avec succès en compétition avec des victoires au Tour de France dans sa catégorie, aux 12 heures de Madrid, au Paris-Nice et terminera septième aux 24 heures du Mans de 1928 dans la catégorie 1100 cm3. C’est cette même année que la marque sort le nouveau châssis 527 dont nous vous présentons un exemplaire dans sa version la plus élaborée.

Le modèle proposé ici possède une carrosserie bleue course qu'agrémentent une sellerie en cuir rouge patiné et un tableau de bord en aluminium, sur lequel une plaque commémorative délivré à l’époque par l’Automobile Club de l’Ouest rappelle les performances du modèle Monza lors de sa participation aux 24 heures du Mans. Ce deux places sport est doté en outre d'un pare-brise rabattable, d'un calorimètre de radiateur, d'ailes façon cycle et de roues à rayons. Elle est aux mains du propriétaire actuel depuis 8 ans. Sa carrosserie a été complètement refaite en aluminium, ce qui l’allège considérablement, lui faisant bénéficier d’une sincère nervosité et d’une agilité remarquable. La carrosserie d’origine en acier sera fournie au futur propriétaire. L’embiellage et la segmentation ont été refaits et la pompe à huile est récente. Cette voiture a participée à de nombreuses manifestations (Grand Prix de Tours, Vigean, Mas du Clos) et a disputé en 2002 les 24 heures du Mans Historiques. Elle détient de nouveau son engagement pour cette année, ce qui permettra au futur propriétaire d’inaugurer cette compétitive biplace sport sur le plus célèbre des circuits européens.
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