The Ex-Harrah Collection,1928 Rolland-Pilain Type 126 Series II Seven-Passenger Tourer  Chassis no. 9346 Engine no. 9346

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Lot 680
The Ex-Harrah Collection, 1928 Rolland-Pilain Type 126 Series II Seven-Passenger Tourer
Registration no. PS 6 Chassis no. 9346 Engine no. 9346

Sold for £ 13,225 (US$ 17,372) inc. premium
The Ex-Harrah Collection
1928 Rolland-Pilain Type 126 Series II Seven-Passenger Tourer
Registration no. PS 6
Chassis no. 9346
Engine no. 9346
In 1905 Emile Pilain joined Rolland at Tours and together they quickly developed a reputation for the construction of innovative and high quality motorcars. The following decades would see continued progress at the company with a focus on mechanical development. One of their outstanding achievements was the four-wheel braking system that utilised hydraulically actuated front brakes. In 1923 Rolland-Pilain’s new offering was the Type D26 two-litre, four-cylinder, overhead-cam engine, with single carburettor, fitted to its sports/touring chassis. During this time the company was active in racing and took part in the Le Mans 24 Hours and other prestigious events. Rolland-Pilain’s most noteworthy victory was the Grand Prix of San Sebastian in 1923.
Today these cars are both rare and sought after, with only 110 examples known to remain of the marque. This particular car still carries its original dark blue paint, dark leather and wood trimmed interior, and is fitted with a body in the style and spirit of Labourdette. This right-hand drive motorcar sports dual side-mounted spares, wire wheels, Jaeger instruments, Marchal headlights and a correct winged sphinx radiator mascot. Previously in the collection of famous automobile connoisseur Bill Harrah, it was purchased by the vendor at Bonhams & Butterfields’ sale at Hershey, Pennsylvania, on 8th October 2004 (Lot 270) and since acquisition has been brought to running condition. The vehicle is known to have been in the UK during the late 1940s/early 1950s (a photocopied old-style logbook of the period comes with it) when it carried the Shetland mark ‘PS 6’. This registration has been retrieved but is non-transferable. Solid, original and unrestored, this car typifies the high quality construction of French automobiles of the 1920s. Offered with Swansea V5 registration document.
The Ex-Harrah Collection,1928 Rolland-Pilain Type 126 Series II Seven-Passenger Tourer  Chassis no. 9346 Engine no. 9346
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