Bonhams : c.1922 Vinot et Deguingand 15/20hp Type BO Two-seater with Dickey Chassis no. 19595 Engine no. 5933
c.1922 Vinot et Deguingand 15/20hp Type BO Two-seater with Dickey  Chassis no. 19595 Engine no. 5933

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Lot 163
c.1922 Vinot et Deguingand 15/20hp Type BO Two-seater with Dickey
Registration no. CK 1937 Chassis no. 19595 Engine no. 5933

Sold for £ 9,775 (US$ 12,641) inc. premium
c.1922 Vinot et Deguingand 15/20hp Type BO Two-seater with Dickey
Registration no. CK 1937
Chassis no. 19595
Engine no. 5933

Footnotes

  • Writing of the 15/20hp Vinot et Deguingand in May 1921, The Auto Motor Journal reported – ‘The newest model, while conventional as regards its general arrangement, has many distinctly pleasing detail features which exhibit the thoroughness of the designer and the skill of the constructor.’ Vinot et Deguingand were just one of the many French manufacturers who built cars of thoroughly good sound quality but were simply unable to compete with the financial clout of the likes of Renault and Citroen who essentially dominated the home market in France. The company had operated from Quai National at Puteaux-sur-Seine and had commenced motor manufacture in 1901 at nearby Pré-St.Gervais. In 1909 the company had bought Gladiator, essentially a rival firm building similar products of high quality, and the outcome was a rationalisation of models and therefore economies of scale in manufacture. The hostilities of 1914-18 however put great stress on this and many similar operations, from which Vinot were not really to recover. The company was on its last legs by 1926, although a short-lived, curious Deguingand two-stroke light car, to the design of Monsieur Violet, did appear briefly in 1928.

    This car was acquired for the collection about twenty years ago from Lancashire enthusiast Bill Hutt and previous owners include also V.C.C. and Model T Ford stalwart, Tony Chesters. Correspondence on file suggests that this car had previously been discovered in the South of France and brought to England, we think in the 1970s. During the Ward Brothers’ ownership CK 1937 was bravely campaigned on the V.S.C.C. Welsh Trial in 1995, beaded-edge tyres and two wheel brakes making this an ‘interesting’ experience, clearly much enjoyed – see photograph V.S.C.C. Bulletin, Spring 1996, p.67.

    Records on file confirm an engine rebuild in 1998/99, including fitting of a new crankshaft and camshaft. This car has seen little use in recent years and will require recommissioning. It comes with copies of period articles/advertising and a Swansea V5C registration document.
c.1922 Vinot et Deguingand 15/20hp Type BO Two-seater with Dickey  Chassis no. 19595 Engine no. 5933
c.1922 Vinot et Deguingand 15/20hp Type BO Two-seater with Dickey  Chassis no. 19595 Engine no. 5933
c.1922 Vinot et Deguingand 15/20hp Type BO Two-seater with Dickey  Chassis no. 19595 Engine no. 5933
c.1922 Vinot et Deguingand 15/20hp Type BO Two-seater with Dickey  Chassis no. 19595 Engine no. 5933
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